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Plants and Water, A Careful Balance: April BioBox

A Study of Water’s Relationship with Nature’s Producers

Plants are critical to our world as we know it. Everyone knows about their relationship to the sun and the importance of photosynthesis, but what about water, which is just as essential? This BioBox is an exploration of the plant–water dynamic. These experiments investigate water’s role in seedling growth, the movement of water through an adult plant, and the impact of water contamination on plant health.

This BioBox poses several questions for students to answer:

  • What structures do plants use to circulate water?
  • Which of water’s properties allows it to move through plants?
  • What is transpiration?
  • How does acid rain affect plant growth?

Let the Epic Experiments begin!