Xylem & Phloem Lesson for Kids


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The xylem, or sapwood, in a tree carries _____ in and upward motion throughout a plant or tree.

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1. The phloem in a plant or tree carries _____ in an upward and downward motion.

2. Why might you find insects eating on the bottom of leaves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

On this quiz and worksheet, you will answer test questions about what is carried through zylem and phloem, what happens to old zylem in a tree every year, and why insects like to eat the bottoms of leaves.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz ask about:

  • What is carried through zylem
  • Why insects feed off the bottoms of the leaves
  • Which substance in a given list is carried in phloem and why it flows

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand what you have read about what zylem and phloem carry
  • Information recall - remember what you read about what old zylem turns into
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to explain why insects eat the bottoms instead of the tops of leaves

Additional Learning

Study the lesson called, Zylem & Phloem Lesson for Kids to find out more. By the time you finish, you will be able to:

  • Tell what photosynthesis is
  • Explain where you might find phloem
  • Name the storage areas in a plant