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Xylem Origami Organelles model
Xylem Origami Organelles model


Origami Organelles
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Teach water uptake by the roots with our interactive paper model

Use our innovative model to teach water uptake by the roots and into the xylem.

Your students make the specialised plant cells then use them to make a root. They can then follow how water is taken up by root hair cells and transported through the cell wall (apoplastic) or the cytoplasmic (symplastic) routes into the xylem. Students move model water molecules to visualise the alternative pathways. A great way to understand this topic.

Buy once, print forever!

Perfect for use in class or for distance learning at home!

Covers: root structure, Casparian strip, xylem structure, root hair cells, plant cell specialisation.

You can link it to our leaf structure set to show how transpirational pull operates to draw up water into the root.

Includes full colour Powerpoint class presentation!

Takes about 30 minutes. Dimensions (l x w): 26cm x 16cm/10in x 6in.

Download includes: instructions, templates and class Powerpoint file.

All you need: paper, scissors and tape.