Exchanging Materials: Specialized Cells, Tissues & Organs


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Which of the following structures is required to increase surface area in the small intestine for nutrient absorption?

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1. Why are root hairs needed for nutrient absorption in plants?

2. Why are thin leaves an adaptation of plants?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why are root hairs necessary for plants to absorb nutrients? This quiz and worksheet is an easy way to test your ability to answer this question and others related to plant and animal material transfers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • A structure necessary to increase the surface area in the small intestine
  • Root hairs as a requirement for nutrient absorption in plants
  • Thin leaves as an adaptation of plants
  • Why gills are red
  • The alveoli's role in exchanging materials with the environment

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about root hairs, gills, and alveoli
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about an increase in the surface area of the small intestine and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the reason why thin leaves are an adaptation of plants

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this topic with the lesson titled Exchanging Materials: Specialized Cells, Tissues & Organs. Here are a few examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • Various examples of living things exchanging materials with the environment
  • How continued ventilation of our lungs is beneficial
  • Linings in tissues that are only one cell layer thick