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The Xylem Transport System

The Xylem Transport System

Author: Charleen Tucker

CA CCSS 5.2.a: Students know many multicellular organisms have specialized structures to support the transport of materials.

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For this lesson we are learning about The Xylem Transport system. 

Watch the following videos: 

1) An overview of plant transport. 

2) The Xylem and its purpose. 

3) An experiment that demonstrates the Xylem Transport System.

Overview of Plant Transport

The Xylem and its Purpose

The Celery Experiment

An experiment that demonstrates the xylem transport system.


After you have completed the videos and the multiple choice quiz, write three paragraphs explaining the main purpose of the xylem transport system.  

Make sure to address the following:

What the xylem transport system is?

What nutrients the xylem move?

How the xylem moves its nutrients and the general structure?