Posts Tagged ‘transpiration’

Transport in plants

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Cactus series by PVCG on flickr

Here is Mr Taylor’s presentation on this topic.  Transport in angiospermophytes

  • How do water and mineral ions enter a plant?
  • How does water move upwards, against gravity, in a plant stem?
  • What is transpiration and what are the factors that affect it?
  • How are plants adapted for particularly dry or wet environments?

We will also set up a lab to investigate which surface of a leaf transpires the most, and learn what a potometer is and how to use it.

Water cycle

Friday, March 11th, 2011

rain by DRB62 on flickr

Your task is to research the water cycle, then create a story in comic life to represent it. 

You should include the following processes in your work: evaporation, precipitation, transpiration, condensation, infiltration, capillary action, run off. 

Here are a few links to help get you started: water cycle  more water cycle  brainpop video