Geotropism: Definition, Examples & Experiments

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Geotropism is the growth of plants in response to ________.

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1. Geotropism was first documented by which famous scientific figure?

2. Statoliths are ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This educational worksheet and quiz set has been designed to test your knowledge of the phenomenon of geotropism. Take advantage of these materials at any time, on any device, to assess your comprehension of the subject matter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These materials focus on the following:

  • Scientist who first documented geotropism
  • Plant hormone that stimulates elongation
  • Behavior of a plant's roots and stems
  • Definition of statoliths

Skills Practiced

Use the following skills when working with these assets:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of geotropism
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the role of statoliths

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson titled Geotropism: Definition, Examples & Experiments. It will teach you how to:

  • Explain why plants exhibit positive and negative geotropism
  • Describe how plants growing out of the side of a hill demonstrate geotropism
  • Discuss how plants without statoliths exhibit geotropism
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