Plant transport
Updated: 11/6/2020
Plant transport

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  • Hola Lucy! Ready for your quiz bowl tomorrow?
  • I am pretty confident about that, but I may need to get more information about plant structure and transport.
  • Let me help you with that! First, the plant roots anchor the plant and absorb water and nutrients from soil.
  • Oh, ok! I think I know that. What will happen next?
  • Next, one type of vascular tissue in plant stem, called the xylem, carries water and nutrients from the roots through the plant stem to the leaves.
  • Wow! I never knew plants structures were so complex! What do leaves do, then?
  • The leaves are responsible for photosynthesis. They take sunlight, CO2, and water to produce carbohydrates, the food for plants.
  • Ok. I am getting this now.
  • Another vascular tissue in the stem called phloem will carry the carbohydrates made in the leaves throughout the plant.
  • Got it! Now because water and nutrients have been transported throughout the plant, the plant can live and grow!
  • De nada. Good luck! Adios!
  • Now, I am ready for my quiz bowl tomorrow. Gracias!