Meets AP Science Practices 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7
- Quantitatively measure the transpiration rate
- The effect of surface area of the leaf is evidenced using two separate activities
In this investigation, students explore factors that affect the rate of transpiration both in the short term of an experiment as well as within evolutionary context. By analyzing stomata density in leaf types and constructing a simple potometer to determine rate of transpiration, students will discover how plants adapt to changing environments to regulate water loss and photosynthesis.
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• Practice concept application instead of fact memorization.
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