Measuring Rate of Water Uptake by a Plant Shoot Using a Potometer

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How quickly does a plant transpire? Learners explore this question through measuring water uptake with a potometer. They time the movement of a bubble a set distance to understand the motion and rate of speed.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Add color to the water to make it easier to view the air bubble
Classroom Considerations
  • Follow all safety guidelines for handling glass and a scalpel
  • Potometers require specific, careful set up; you might need to assemble them before students arrive
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  • Includes answer key
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