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HOW PLANTS FEED

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Question 4

The table below shows the amount of water in different parts of plants.

 

Part of the plant

Name of the Plant

Water Content (%)

Roots

Pine tree

90

Carrot

88

Sunflower

71

Stem

Asparagus

88

Sunflower

87

Pine tree

55

Leaves

Lettuce

95

Sunflower

81

Maize

77

Fruits

Tomato

94

Strawberry

89

Apple

84

Seeds

Barley

10

Peanut

5

Sunflower

11

 

1. In general, which parts of the plants have the highest water contents and which parts have the lowest water contents?

2. Can you explain why the stem of the pine tree has less water than the stem of the asparagus?

3. Draw a bar chart from the results for the sunflower

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4. Explain how water gets into the plant.

 

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