Tennessee Curriculum Center

What Factors Affect Rate of Transpiration in Plants?

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About This Resource

  This site is a virtual lab by McGraw Hill to explore what factors (heat, light, wind, and type of leaf affect the rate of transpiration rate in plants.    

Connections to Standards

If schools do not have resources or time for transpiration labs, this virtual lab is a good substitute. Students can determine how the structure of the leaf affects transpiration rates and also what abiotic factors affect the rate. This data can be used to predict the environmental conditions where plants with similar leaves would be successful.

Alignment to Standards

Investigate the relationship between the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.
Analyze the relationship between form and function in living things.
Write an extended research paper, using primary and secondary sources and technology and graphics, as appropriate.