How Plants Respond to Gravity


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___ is a tendency for something to grow towards or away from earth as a result of gravitational influence.

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1. Plant roots exhibit:

2. Which of the following statements is correct?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Anticipate being asked about plant roots, qualities of gravitropism, components of plant cells, terms synonymous with gravitropism, and what it's called when gravity influences growth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Know that you will examined on:

  • The name of gravity's effect on growth
  • Exhibition of plant roots
  • Characteristics of gravitropism
  • Plant cell components that settle under specialized cells
  • A term synonymous with gravitropism

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding gravitropism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gravity through a new lens
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about gravity's effect on plants

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about how gravity influences plants, have a look at the lesson How Plants Respond to Gravity. Use this lesson to gain more of an awareness about:

  • Gravotropism
  • Plant stimuli
  • Statoliths