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Learners conduct various experiments to investigate plant transpiration. In this biology lesson, students explain how this process helps maintain the hydrologic cycle. They measure the rate of water loss in plants using a potometer.
Students interactively explore the term transpiration. In this science/ecology lesson plan, students discuss what they would do if they were thirsty while conducting research in Brazil. Additionally, students write descriptive words to describe what they would do. Students explore the process of transpiration. 
Students investigate and study the different systems of a plant. In this biology lesson, students define, transpiration, roots, xylem and other important parts of a plant cell. They discuss the process a plant goes through taking up water and processing it.
High schoolers define the hydrologic cycle, define transpiration, name the three parts of the hydrologic cycle, and record the amount of moisture given off by several green plants.
Students engage in a lesson of investigating the amount of water that is transpired in a one day cycle. They conduct research to find the purpose of transpiration and find information to explain the value to a plant and explain how transpiration effects the climate. Students measure the water levels of a plant as it takes in water.
Learners explore what affects the rate of transpiration in plants. They measure the rate of transpiration and analyze variables and additional factors that might slow or speed up the rate of transpiration.
Students observe the process of transpiration, and determine the rate of transpiration for one plant branch. They collect and record their data, and use their data to answer questions about transpiration.
Students investigate how plants transport water and nutrients through the plant. In this transportation in plants lesson plan, students use glass tubing, celery stalks, food coloring and leaves from plants to observe adhesion and cohesion of water up the tube and stalk. They also observe the stomata in plants and explain the transpiration theory of how water moves in and out of the cells.
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 discuss reasons to plant trees and the best locations for cooling. They analyze two homes identifying types and locations of trees, and location of the central air conditioners. The benefits of shade, the process of transpiration are examined.
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 discover plant chemical processes through three lab activities. Overheads, data sheets, and teaching procedures provided for the unit covering photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration.
Third graders define and observe transpiration in a cactus and woodland plant. After comparing the two, 3rd graders recreate with sponges the adaptation used by desert cacti .
Present the water cycle to your middle schoolers with this lesson. After an anticipatory set, they participate in a Q & A session about the terms associated with the water cycle: evaporation, transpiration, condensation, and precipitation. Once they have reviewed terms, they go to the computer lab to print a graphic of the water cycle. To wrap-up, learners think about what water has been around to experience. This lesson is straightforward, but not highly interactive or engaging.
In this transpiration learning exercise, students will conduct an experiment to measure the rate of transpiration from a plant by measuring how much weight the plant loses over 5 days. Students will record their data and create a graph of the results. Then students will complete 3 short answer questions.
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 worksheet. The website provides a place for recording hypotheses, data, calculations, and graphing. Data can be printed out and stapled to this worksheet for a complete lab report. 
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.
Students investigate a tree's need for water and sunlight to survive by conducting two experiments in small groups. They isolate the end of a leaf bearing twig in a sealed jar to discover the process of transpiration then look at growth differences in seedlings kept in the dark versus in the sunlight.
Students do an experiment that allows them to explain the process of transpiration.
Students engage in a study of the concepts of biology with plants known as capillary action and transpiration. They conduct a simple experiment to demonstrate the concept. The lesson plan includes a background discussion led by the teacher just before the activity.

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