This Measuring Rate of Water Uptake by a Plant Shoot Using a Potometer lesson plan also includes:
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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- Add color to the water to make it easier to view the air bubble
- 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
- Links to related experiments
- Includes answer key