Root Hairs in Plants: Function & Definition


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The main function of root hairs in plants is ______.

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1. Carrots, beets, and turnips are examples of ______.

2. Root hairs ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at how hair on plants differ from the hair on animals, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the function of root hairs in plants. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the main function of root hairs as well as knowing examples of tap roots.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Main function of root hairs
  • Examples of tap roots
  • Characteristics of root hairs
  • How root hairs benefit a plant
  • How dead root hair cells are replaced

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how root hairs benefit a plant and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related root hair lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of tap roots

Additional Learning

To learn more about why even a plant needs hair, review the corresponding lesson called Root Hairs in Plants: Function & Definition. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what root hairs are
  • Describe what kinds of plants can have hair on their roots
  • Identify why plants have root hairs
  • Explain the role of the hairs in a plant's root system
  • Appreciate how many hairs can be found on the roots