Gravitropism: Definition & Examples


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What is the term used for movement of a plant in response to a stimulus?

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1. Gravitropism, phototropism and hydrotropism are movements in response to _____, respectively.

2. What is auxin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gravitropism is a key concept in plant biology and growth, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its principles as well as related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and processes of:

  • Gravitropism, phototropism and hydrotropism
  • The term used for movements of plants in response to stimuli
  • Auxin
  • Roots and shoots

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define auxin and the term used to describe movement in plants in response to a stimulus
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast gravitropism, phototropism, and hydrotropism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding roots and shoots

Additional Learning

To learn more about plant growth, review the accompanying lesson, Gravitropism: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define stimulus and tropisms
  • Differentiate between positive and negative gravitropism
  • Familiarize yourself with the plant components of statocytes and statoliths
  • Understand how auxin affects different parts of a plant