- nature of the process
- importance of photosynthesis to life in general
The figure given below represents an experimental setup with a weighing machine to demonstrate a particular process in plants. The experimental setup was placed in bright sunlight. Study the diagram and answer the following questions:
(i) Name the process intended for study.
(ii) Define the above mentioned process.
(iii) When the weight of the test tube (A & B) is taken before and after the experiment, what is observed? Give reasons to justify your observation in A & B.
(iv) What is the purpose of keeping the test tube B in the experimental setup?
The diagram below shows two test-tubes A and B. Test-tube A contains a green water plant. Test-tube B contains both a green water plant and a snail. Both testtubes are kept in sunlight. Answer the questions that follow:
(i) Name the physiological process that releases the bubbles of oxygen.
(ii) Explain the physiological process as mentioned above in Q2 (a)(i).
(iii) What is the purpose of keeping a snail in test-tube ‘B’?
(iv) Why does test-tube ‘B’ have more bubbles of oxygen?
(v) Given an example of a water plant that can be used in the above process.
(vi) Write the overall chemical equation for the above process.
Give biological reasons for the following statements : In some xerophytes leaves are modified into spines