4.1 Factors Affecting Transpiration

IB Environmental Systems & Societies: 4.1 Factors Affecting Transpiration

Transpiration is the method by which plants move water from the soil through themselves. It is driven by the process of evaporation at the leaf surfaces. We can investigate the factors which affect this process by setting up a plant cutting (Pelargoniums work well) so that water is moving from a "well" through the plant. The set-up in the image is called a potometer.You can find a good simulation of this lab by following...

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