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6: Roots and the Movement of Water - How is water moved through a plant?

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    Content Objectives

    • Understand what influences the weird behavior of water, particularly tonicity, adhesion, and cohesion
    • Learn how transpiration drives the movement of water through a plant and which environmental factors influence transpiration rates

    Skill Objectives

    • Predict the movement of water in different situations and explain why it moved the way it did
    • Draw and describe the flow of water as it moves through a plant from the soil environment to the atmosphere

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