Plant tissues


Students should be able to explain how the structures of plant tissues are related to their functions.

Plant tissues include:

  • epidermal tissues
  • palisade mesophyll
  • spongy mesophyll
  • xylem and phloem
  • meristem tissue found at the growing tips of shoots and roots.
  • The leaf is a plant organ. Knowledge limited to epidermis, palisade and spongy mesophyll, xylem and phloem, and guard cells surrounding stomata.

Use of appropriate apparatus, techniques and magnification, including microscopes, to make observations of biological specimens and produce labelled scientific drawings (links to A-level AT d and e).