2.2 – Plant tissues and photosynthesis

Pages 48 – 51 of the CGP revision notes.

Key questions

  • Functions of these tissues in plants: mesophyll, xylem, phloem, epidermal.
  • Label a cross section of a leaf.
  • How is pondweed used to show the rate of photosynthesis?
  • What are the limiting factors of photosynthesis?
  • What does a graph of any limiting factor look like?
  • How does a greenhouse maximise all of the factors for photosynthesis?
  • What are the dis/advantages of a greenhouse?
  • List five uses plants have for the glucose made in photosynthesis.