Lower Epidermis of a Leaf: Function & Concept


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Which of the following lower epidermal structures is shown in the picture?

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1. Lower epidermal cells, like all epidermal cells, originate in which of the following?

2. Which of the following is a correct statement about the cuticle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at what could possibly make us similar to plants, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the lower epidermis of a leaf. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how to identify the structures of a leaf in a given picture problem as well as knowing where lower epidermal cells originate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Leaf structure identification
  • Where lower epidermal cells originate
  • Characteristics of the cuticle
  • Results of having turgid leaves at all times
  • Effects of increased carbon dioxide

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding where lower epidermal cells originate and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of the cuticle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the effects of a spike in carbon dioxide

Additional Learning

To learn more about why plants might feel fuzzy to your touch, review the corresponding lesson, Lower Epidermis of a Leaf: Function & Concept. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what epidermal cells are
  • Explain whether photosynthesis takes place in these cells
  • Identify the three features common to the lower leaf epidermis and their characteristics
  • Describe how the plant regulates moisture loss and gas exchange
  • Appreciate how the plant survives in its environment