Transpiration : Capillary Action Demo

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TRANSPIRATION: CAPILLARY ACTION DEMO MISS PHUNG’S CLASSROOM - 12:45-1:15 Unit Theme: Unit C: Cycling of Matter in Living Systems Subject Area: Science 10 Number of Learners: 32 Grade Level: 10 Time Needed: 50 minutes Program of Studies Overview: The fundamental unit of life, the cell, is an example of an efficient open system comprised of a cell membrane and organelles that carry out the basic functions of all living organisms. Students will learn that technological advancements in microscopy have enhanced the study of cells and cellular processes. The understanding of life processes at the cellular level can also be applied to multicellular organisms. Focusing Question: How do plants use specialized cells and processes to accomplish the same functions as a single cell, but on a larger scale? Key Concept Addressed: mechanisms of transport, gas exchange, and environmental response in multicellular organisms; i.e., plants Objectives • Analyze plants as an example of a multicellular organism with specialized structures at the cellular, tissue and system levels (STS and Knowledge Outcome #3) o Describe how the cells of the leaf system have a variety of specialized structures and functions; i.e., epidermis including guard cells, palisade tissue cells, spongy tissue cells, and phloem and xylem vascular tissue cells to support the process of photosynthesis o Explain and investigate the gas exchange system in plants; i.e., lenticels, guard cells, stomata and the process
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