Plants Quiz for Kids: How Well Can You Score?

Georgette Kilgore headshot, wearing 8 Billion Trees shirt with forest in the background.Written by Georgette Kilgore

Quizzes Tests | November 9, 2022

Purple wildflowers blooming in Great Smoky Mountains National Park spring.

Seeing the difference between trees and a flower is easy-peasy, but do you have what it takes to score a 100% on this quiz?

 

Take it now to find out how well you know these plants facts!

Question 1) The part of the plant that takes in water and minerals from the soil are called ______?

  • Roots are the part of the plants we usually can’t see, because they are under the soil. They go there to grab nutrients and water, as well as to anchor the plants!1

Question 2) Plant food production is referred to as __________?

  • Plants transform carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and sunlight into food. This transformation process is called photosynthesis.2

Question 3) What is the initial stage of plant development?

  • Seeds have packed inside everything a new plant needs! When the conditions are good, the seeds start to germinate and slowly become grown plants.3

Question 4) What is the process in which pollen is transferred by insects to other flowers?

  • When insects carry pollen to other flowers – the process we call pollination –  they are helping plants that have seeds to reproduce. If it weren’t for this process, plants could not give us fruits.4

Leafy plants on the ground of dead pine leaves, in Sequoia National Park forest, California, with an 8 Billion Trees watermark.Question 5) What is the main function of leaves?

  • Leaves have chlorophyll, which grants them their beautiful color (green) and absorbs the sunlight they need to produce their food.5

Question 6) Which of these plants has the ability to spread its seeds into the water?

  • Water lilies live in water and their seeds float away.6

Question 7) How does the plant get water from the soil?

  • The soil stores a lot of water and long roots grab this precious resource by going deep under the ground.7

Question 8) What is the name of the sweet liquid that insects consume when they feed on flowers?An orange flower close up in Sequoia National Park, with an 8 Billion Trees watermark.

  • As far as we know, flowers do not produce milk nor tea. However, they have glands – called nectaries – that produce this sweet liquid (nectar) insects love!8

Question 9) What animals are responsible for pollinating plants and flowers?

  • Although bees are the most famous pollinators, many other insects – and even other animals – pollinate flowers and plants.9

Question 10) Seeds develop in which section of a flower?

  • Animals carry pollen from the male part of a flower to the female part of another flower – where the ovary is. When pollen grains arrive in the female parts of flowers, they create tubes that go down to the ovaries and fertilize ovules. Seeds start to develop when this fertilization process happens!10

References

1Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (2021). root. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from: https://www.britannica.com/science/root-plant

2Vidyasagar, A. (2018, October 15). What is photosynthesis? LiveScience. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:https://www.livescience.com/51720-photosynthesis.html. 

3Tesol Plant Life. Life cycle stages. The Life Cycle of a Plant for English Language Learners. (n.d.). Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:http://tesolplantlife.weebly.com/life-cycle-stages.html. 

4Learn about pollination. Science for Kids. (2020, March 18). Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:http://www.sciencewithme.com/learn-about-pollination/.

5Encyclopædia Britannica, inc. (2021). Leaf. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:https://www.britannica.com/science/leaf-plant-anatomy. 

6BYJU’S. (2021, January 7). Seed dispersal – definition, types of seed dispersal. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:https://byjus.com/biology/seed-dispersal/. 

7How plants get water and nutrients. dummies. (n.d.). Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:https://www.dummies.com/education/science/how-plants-get-water-and-nutrients/. 

8Nectar facts – what is nectar? Cool Kid Facts. (2021, March 2). Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:https://www.coolkidfacts.com/nectar-facts/. 

9U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service Shield. (n.d.). Retrieved July 29, 2021, from:https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/animals/index.shtml. 

10Cartwright, C. (2020, September 3). The reproductive parts of a flower. Garden Guides. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from: https://www.gardenguides.com/68253-reproductive-parts-flower.html.