The importance of water to plants

Water dissolves nutrients in the soil. These nutrients then enter the roots through tiny holes. They travel up to the leaves trapped in the column of water. The water is in constant motion up the tubes(xylem) leading to the leaves. When water gets to the leaves it evaporates through tiny holes called stomata.

Water is very important to plants. It dissolves nutrients in the soil and helps carry them up to the leaves. The water molecules stick together to form long columns of water leading to the leaves. As water molecules escape by evaporating they are replaced by others in the column.

Large particles can not go through the tiny holes of the roots. Water forms a column that moves up the root taking the nutrients with it. Water breaks up the nutrients into small particles that can move into the root through tiny holes.