Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers


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What layer of the leaf is responsible for photosynthesis?

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1. When the weather is very hot, what will happen to the stomata?

2. The veins in a leaf contain tissue that is also known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to review and test your understanding of the structure of a leaf. The assessment will ask about the stomata and photosynthesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Identify the layer of the leaf that produces food and oxygen for the plant
  • Describe what happens to the stomata when the weather is extremely hot
  • Name the tissue in the veins of a leaf
  • Select the term that describes the process of trees releasing water vapor
  • Understand the given diagram and identify leaf components

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of the different parts of a leaf
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the process of trees releasing water vapor into the air

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Structure of Leaves: The Epidermis, Palisade and Spongy Layers. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the numerous functions of leaves
  • Define photosynthesis and cellular respiration
  • Identify parts of a leaf in a diagram
  • Understand the functions of the cuticle, upper epidermis, palisade layer, spongy layer, vascular bundles, mesophyll, lower epidermis, stomata, and guard cells