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IGCSE Bio Topic 8 – Transport in Plants

Topic 8 revision notes in downloadable word format.

For self-assessment questions, with exercises and discussions, just click on the correct topic at Biology GCSE & IGCSE Question Bank.

Skoool gives you a lesson, including progress questions, for each Biology topic but you’ll need sound on for it. GCSE Bitesize has revision pages (that take you through the topic), a test and an activity. 

A introductory lesson in transport systems from Ms Cooper (7m).

Transport in plants from Ruba Din


Lessons from Ms Cooper: Transport of water through the root (10m 10s); Transport of water in stem (5m 20s); Movement of water through the leaf (7m 24s).

Transport in plants in three and a half minutes:

Or how about a whole lesson from Mr Paul Andersen? He goes into more detail than we need (we have to know about Dicots but not Monocots), but he’s good:

The most amazing thing about trees (5m video).


More-detailed than we need but it’s good:

Mr Paul Andersen starts by defining transpiration as evaporation of water from a leaf. He then describes how a potometer can be used to measure the rate of transpiration in different environments:

Lessons from Ms Cooper: Transpiration (15m) and Plant Transport Experiments from Ms Cooper (8m 42s).

How to use set-up a potometer: Transpiration: the power of the potometer, a 17m video from STEM Learning.


Here’s a 2m video on Phloem Loading (in a little more detail than we need).

A lesson in Translocation from Ms Cooper (10m 10s).

9.2 Transport in the Phloem of Plants

9.2 transport in the phloem of plants from Bob Smullen

A 10m 22s video lesson covering all of 9.2 from Dan Rott:

Paul Andersen explains how nutrients and water are transported in plants in Plant Nutrition & Transport.

Fantastic animated tutorials from McGraw Hill Education: Plant Transport: Xylem & Phloem and onPhloem loading (how sucrose is transported).