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Discover How Plants Use Water

In this worksheet, students will be challenged to take what they have learned about plants, water and roots and to extend their understanding of it, looking objectively at the importance of the rooting system and at how the water travels through the plant.

'Discover How Plants Use Water' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Plants

Curriculum subtopic:   Transporting Water in Plants

Popular topics:   Biology old worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Roots of a tree


You already know that a plant takes up water with its roots. It uses this water throughout the structure of the plant and it's used is just so many ways, such as:




- providing a raw material for the plant to make its food from in the leaves

- dissolving substances, like sugar and minerals, so that they can be transported all over the plant

- helping the plant and leaves to stay upright - the pressure of the water pushed into every part of the plant gives it its shape

- dissolving the sugar that makes nectar in the flowers

- and lots of other ways besides!


So, use this activity to have a look at how roots do their job and how the water moves through the plant.


Enjoy the journey!

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