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Compare-Contrast-Connect: Capillarity, Transpiration, and Wicking

  • Plants are able to pull water into their stems and into their leaves in part through the process of capillarity. 
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  • Transpiration also aids plants in pulling water into stems and leaves. Investigate the role of Transpiration in plants’ ability to draw water from their roots to their leaves.
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  • absorption of paper towels – wicking, etc?
  • Observe how liquids rise in tubes of various sizes.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawaii, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.