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WORK SHEET:

LEARNING AREA: NATURAL SCIENCE.


GRADE : NINE.

TOPIC : PLANT AND WATER RELATION.

INSTRUCTIONS : ANSWER ALL THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

ONE WORD QUESTION:


1. What part of a plant gets water from the soil?
________________________________________(1)

2. How does water escape from the plant?


_____________________________________________(1)

3. Why do the leaves of a water lily not become water logged and sink into the water?

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________(1)

4. Why do leaves of acacia tree have thorns?_____________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________(1).

5. What is a scientific name for plants adapted to live in hot, dry places?
______________________

_______________________________________________________________________________(1).

2. FILL IN THE MISSING WORDS:


Compare the three plants, BEAN PLANT, ACACIA TREE AND WATER LILIES and complete
the table below:

PLANT BEAN ACACIA WATER


ORGAN PLANT(Mesophytes) TREE(Xerophytes) LILY(Hydrophytes
Leaves Small leaves and
thorny.

(1) (1)
Stem Thin and herbaceous
stem which exposes
leaves to the sun.
(1) (1)
Root system Roots poorly
developed. They
don’t need to grow
deep into the soil
(1) (1) to search water.

1. Water lilies are adapted to live in ______________________________________(2)

2. Acacia and prickle pears both are adapted to live in ________________ and
_____________ places (4)

3. Leaves of water lilies are ____________ to be able to float in water (2)

4. Root system of prickle pears are ________________ to be able to take water near the
surface.(2)

5. Transpiration is when leaves _________________ water.(2)

3. SHORT PARAGRAPH:
In a short paragraph of about 5 lines explain what you would need if you were a plant. (5)