Students examine the part that transpiration plays in the hydrologic cycle. They observe how plants play a role in maintaining a stable environment.
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Where’s the Water?: Acting Out Science Cycles
Young scientists transform themselves into rivers, oceans, clouds, and drops of water in order to explore the water cycle. After assigning and explaining to students their different roles in the activity, the teacher reads aloud a...
2nd - 5th Science CCSS: Adaptable
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
Changing Planet: Withering Plants - Stressing Over Lost Water
Expectant earth scientists examine the bottom side of a leaf and learn the role of the stomata. They consider the gas exchange that occurs through these structures and relate how the climate is changing to its impact on food crops. This...
7th - 10th Science