Students discover the purpose of plant roots and how they move water through a vascular system. They conduct an experiment using colored water to observe the movement of water through the roots and stem of a plant in a controlled environment.
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History of Plant Classification
Bamboo, the fastest growing plant in the world, can grow up to 35 inches in one day! Pupils learn how plants historically have been classified and determine if these traits are appropriate to use in this 17th lesson of 20. They will also...
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Life Science Toolbox for Fifth Grade
Help build young scholars' understanding of living things with the tools provided in this comprehensive life science resource. Including a total of nine lessons that cover topics ranging from plant and animal life cycles to heredity and...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Transport in Plants, Part 2: Xylem and Transpiration
Ninety-nine percent of the water absorbed in plants transpires into the atmosphere. The second video in a three-part series explains transpiration in plants. It details how they pull water into the roots; how water passes through the...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review How Plants Find Food
How do roots find nutrients? The PBS video, part of a series on food science, describes experiments proving roots grow specifically toward nutrients in the soil. A theory of how roots know in which direction to grow provides an...
8 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable