Turgor Pressure in Plants: Definition & Overview


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____ cells are very much like your own cells, except they are surrounded by a ________.

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1. Plants need turgor pressure to maintain which one of the following?

2. Osmosis is the diffusion of water from an area of ________ to an area of ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your understanding of turgor pressure in plants. You will be asked to distinguish between the various types of solutions in plants and understand the relationship between cells, water, and osmosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested over your ability to understand the following concepts:

  • Solution that creates flaccidity in a plant
  • Osmosis
  • Turgor pressure
  • Distinguish between plant and animal cells

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of turgor pressure and what it provides plants
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define flaccid, osmosis, and plasmolyzed
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the various solutions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about plant structure

Additional Learning

Learn more about how plant cells maintain their structure through turgor pressure by reviewing the lesson on Turgor Pressure in Plants: Definition & Overview. This lesson covers:

  • Defining turgor pressure
  • How turgor pressure works
  • The process of osmosis
  • How water interacts with plant cells