Xylem: The Effect of Transpiration and Cohesion on Function


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The individual units of xylem that have tapered ends are called:

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1. The release of water in plants, causing the change in water potential allowing for the movement of water in the xylem, is best known as:

2. What two factors are mainly responsible for the movement of water from the roots up through the leaves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does water move from the roots of a plant all the way up to its leaves? This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of xylem and its role in nourishing a plant, including definitions and the processes that allow water to defy gravity and rise up through the plant.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment tests students on the following information:

  • Key vocabulary
  • Movement of water through plants
  • Composition of xylem

Skills Practiced

Students will practice these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on xylem
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms related to the movement of water through plants
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about water molecules in a different light

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Xylem: The Effect of Transpiration and Cohesion on Function provides an in-depth view of xylem's role in plant survival. The lesson's objectives are:

  • Review basic information about vascular tissue in order to provide a comprehensive explanation of more complex processes
  • Compare and contrast xylem of monocots and dicots
  • Explain the role of guard cells and stomata in retaining and releasing water from a plant's leaves