Vascular Cambium: Function & Definition


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If a shrub needs trimming because its branches are growing upwards, it is due to which type of growth?

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1. Xylem tissue is responsible for transporting what substances?

2. Which type of vascular tissue is created on the outside of the vascular cambium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The vascular cambium is a type of plant cell associated with secondary growth, and this quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary surrounding the phrase. You will be assessed on your knowledge about plant growth, transportation within plants, and vascular tissue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you asked to identify terms for these concepts:

  • Material that forms tree rings
  • Key ingredients transported within vascular tissue
  • Tissue formed on the outer layer of the vascular cambium
  • Growth causing plants and trees to grow upwards

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the function of the vascular cambium in plants
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the function of xylem in the life cycle of plants and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the formation of tree rings due to cells of the vascular cambium

Additional Learning

To learn more about the cells involved in secondary growth of plants, review the accompanying lesson called Vascular Cambium: Function and Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define secondary plant growth
  • Identify the purpose of the vascular cambium
  • Differentiate between xylem and phloem
  • Understand how the vascular cambium causes plants to grow