Worksheet: Water Transportation in Plants
In this worksheet, we will practice describing the way in which water is transported within plants.
Roots help absorb water and nutrients from the ground. What other job do roots do to help plants survive?
- ARoots help plants make fruit.
- BRoots help plants make food.
- CRoots help plants reproduce.
- DRoots hold plants in the ground.
Flowering plants have stems to transport nutrients and water. Which part of a tree is used to transport water?
- AThe leaf
- BThe branch
- CThe bark
- DThe trunk
Which of these investigations would allow us to test whether plants with more leaves use more water?
- AWe place plants with different numbers of leaves in colored water and measure how much water they use.
- BWe place plants with different numbers of leaves in colored water and observe the color of their leaves.
- CWe place plants with the same number of leaves in colored water and observe the color of their leaves.
- DWe place plants with the same number of leaves in colored water and measure how much water they use.
A dye was transported to a flower in an experiment. Which other part of the plant was the colored water transported to?
- AThe roots
- BThe flower
- CThe leaf
- DThe stem
Which part of a plant helps transport water to the leaves and the flower?
Roots help absorb water from the soil. Pick another thing that plants need to absorb from the soil.
Which part of the carnation plant helps absorb water from the ground?
Some plants have fibrous roots and others have taproots. Taproots allow a plant to anchor firmly in the ground and draw up water from the soil.
Fibrous roots are thin and branch-like. Which of the plants shown below have taproots?
- ACarrot, radish, and onion
- BBeetroot, radish, and carrot
- CRadish and beetroot
- DOnion, beetroot, radish, and carrot
The diagram shows a model of a stem.
The stem contains cells called xylem which form a continuous tube from the leaf to the roots of the plant.
Why did the student use drinking straws to make the model?
- ATo show the color of the xylem
- BTo show that xylem cells act like straws and suck up the water
- CTo show the different parts of the stem
Michael’s class have observed what happens when you place white carnations in a glass of colored dye. Choose the statement that describes how the dye traveled to the flower.
- AThe dye is transported through the leaf to the flower.
- BThe dye is transported through the stem to the flower.
- CThe dye is transported through the roots to the flower.
What word is used to describe how water is evaporated in plants?
When a plant cannot hold any more water, it is released from the leaves through the stomata.
Does a plant with more leaves use more water?
What name is given to plants that have a stem?
What name is given to the tube-shaped cells inside the plant that transport water?
Which part of a plant is responsible for transporting water and nutrients?
Which part of the leaf opens and closes to allow water to be released?
Water is lost through special cells in the leaves of plants called stomata.
What name is given to this process of evaporation in plants?
A celery plant was put in a container of colored water. After some time, the stem and the leaves changed color.
What does this tell us about how water is transported in the celery plant?
- AWater travels from the leaves down the stem to the container.
- BWater travels from the container up the stem to the leaves.
- CWater travels from the container down the stem to the leaves.