Worksheet: Water Transportation in Plants

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the way in which water is transported within plants.

Q1:

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.

Q2:

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

Q3:

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.

Q4:

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

Q5:

Which part of a plant helps transport water to the leaves and the flower?

  • AFlower
  • BStem
  • CLeaf
  • DRoots

Q6:

Roots help absorb water from the soil. Pick another thing that plants need to absorb from the soil.

  • AWater
  • BOxygen
  • CNutrients

Q7:

Which part of the carnation plant helps absorb water from the ground?

  • AStem
  • BRoots
  • CFlower
  • DLeaf

Q8:

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

Q9:

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?