Plant Transpiration Teacher Resources
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High schoolers conduct various experiments to investigate plant transpiration. In this biology instructional activity, students explain how this process helps maintain the hydrologic cycle. They measure the rate of water loss in plants using a potometer.
Mutualism and Co-evolution A study of Flowering Plants and their Pollinators: Biology, Plants
These lessons use a variety of methods and approaches to teach flowering plant biology which includes seed germination; plant growth and food production through photosynthesis; plant transpiration and respiration; sexual reproduction focusing on flower st
Leaf it to Me
Students observe the effect of transpiration as water is moved from the ground to the atmosphere. They discuss the two methods that water moves from the ground to the atmopshere as part of the hydrologic cycle. Students are taught that transpiration is the evaporation of water from plant leaves.
Letting Off Steam
Learners examine the concept of transpiration. They work together to complete an experiment in which they see water loss in plants. They record their observations and discuss their conclusions.
Introduction To the Elements of the Water Cycle
The basic elements of the water cycle and how water is recycled through our environment is focused on in this lesson. Your students construct classroom terrariums and learn to make and record observations relating to the water cycle. They create a classroom big book about the water cycle with watercolor illustrations.
Plant Growth - Light and Shade
Third graders conduct an experiment comparing plants. In this plant lesson, 3rd graders plant seeds and grow two varieties of plant comparing the light needed for it to grow. Students make predictions and record their observations. Students complete prediction, observation and conclusion worksheets.
Mineral Cycling Through the Ecosystem
Students explain the role of different organisms in the food web. In this ecology instructional activity, students participate in a game to simulate mineral cycling through the web. They discuss the importance of recycling minerals and resources.
Water Will, Water Way
Students complete a unit on biodiversity and their significance to pharmaceuticals. They
Students investigate the emission of greenhouse gases by industrialized nations. They present their findings in a simulated international global warming conference. They then whether or not the United States should take part in the international climate accord and write an essay supporting their views.
Urban Ecosystems 2: Why are There Cities? A Historical Perspective
Second in a series of five lessons, this lesson encourages preteens to consider cities as urban ecosystems. First, they keep a food diary for a few days. They visit the Natrional Agricultural Statistics Service website for current data on food production. They take a virtual tour of ancient Mesopotamia and discuss how the improvement of food production is related to the development of cities. Standing alone, this lesson does not stand out. Check out the other lessons in the series though. You may find the mini-unit valuable. for upper elementary world history.
Leaves, the Sun, and the Water Cycle
As a way to combine life and physical science, or simply as an investigation of plant transpiration, this lesson is sure to inspire! Middle schoolers capture the moisture given off by plants that are placed in different conditions. They relate the output to the surface area of the leaves. Finally, and here is the connection, they hypothesize how what they learned might apply to the size of a photovoltaic cell and its energy output. This terrific resource provides everything you need for a valuable classroom experience.
Students continue their examination of the existence of life on Earth. In groups, they determine the role of the water cycle and other biogeochemical cycles play in keeping balance on Earth. They participate in experiments to discover how moisture gets in and out of the air. To end the lesson, they compare and contrast the relationships between biotic-biotic, biotic-abiotic, and abiotic-abiotic interrelationships.
Chemistry in Soil-Plant Relationship
Students apply the science of chemistry to soil and plant relationships. They define diffusion and indicate for which of these nutrient(s) would you expect diffusion to be the most important for movement to the plant root? Pupils answer the following questions: For which of these nutrient(s) is diffusion the least important and how does this nutrient move to the plant root?, and Indicate three factors that influence the rate at which ions diffuse and riefly explain why.
The Water Cycle
In this water cycle worksheet, students read an informational passage, observe a labeled diagram of the transpiration water cycle, and answer comprehension questions. Students answer seven multiple choice questions and write a story from the water's point of view.
Students conduct a variety of experiments on photosynthesis. In this biology lesson, students identify the factors required for the process to occur. They perform computerized experiments to test the amount of oxygen produced when plants are exposed to different light sources.
Water Will, Water Way
Students test tap water for hardness and mineral content. In this environmental science lesson, students identify the different stages of the water cycle. They classify plant and animals according to the rules of taxonomy.
SA/V Ratio and Rate of Diffusion
High schoolers calculate the SA/V ratio and volume of phenophthalien agar that are cut into different shapes. They then let ammonia diffuse into the various pieces of agar and determine the effect that SA/V had on the rate of diffusion.
Virtual Lab: Plant Transpiration
Virtual labs are a nice change once in a while. Using this resource, beginning botanists visit a website where they set up an experiment comparing the transpiration rate of geranium seeds in humid, normal, warm, and windy environments. As they work online, they complete the activity. The website provides a place for recording hypotheses, data, calculations, and graphing. Data can be printed out and stapled to this activity for a complete lab report.
There are actually two topics dealt with in this resource. First is the processes by which living organisms maintain homeostasis. Beginning biologists experiment with evaporation to simulate animal perspiration and transpiration in plant leaves. The other topic is the water cycle. Meteorology masters cause miniature clouds to form by condensation and create rain in a water cycle model. Whereas these are educational activities in a well-written lesson plan, you most likely would use them in two completely different courses.
Discover How Trees Produce and Conserve Energy
Students discover the flow of energy from plants to humans, the importance of this and how the energy chain is effected. In this informational instructional activity students will see how energy is produced and conserved by trees and how it can be utilized by humans.