how to make types of plant roots model for school science exhibition


In this topic, we are going to show you how to make types of plant roots model at home for your science project or exhibitions.

This homemade science project is done using materials like cardboard, white paper and hot glue gun which is easily available at home at low cost.

What is the plant root?

The root is a non-leaf and non-nodes part of the plant’s body.

Roots 4 major functions are:

  • Storage
    of nutrients and food
  • Inorganic
    nutrients and water absorption
  • Helps
    in anchoring the plant to the ground and supporting it
  • Competition
    with other plants and vegetative reproduction

Roots synthesize cytokinin which signals how fast the shoots can grow.

The architecture of a root system are:

  • Branch magnitude
  • Topology
  • Link length
  • Root angle
  • Link radius

Types of Roots

There are mainly two types of root systems.

  • Taproot system
  • The fibrousĀ root system

What is Tap Root System?

This root goes downwards in a vertical manner and thick in nature.

Examples of Tap Roots

  • Beetroot.
  • Carrot
  • Raddish
  • Sweet Potato

What is Fibrous root Systems

fibrous root system is thin

Examples of Fibrous root systems are

  • grass
  • wheat,
  • rice
  • marigold,
  • banana
  • bamboo
  • onion.

Types of roots for students at home step by step video?

In this video, we will show steps by step video instructions on how to build types of plants roots model at home easy way.

First, take a large size rectangular cardboard and draw the taproots of the plant. Cut it out with a scissor.

Paint the roots of the plant with brown color and the portion above the ground with green color. Trace it out with a black sketch pen.

Take a light blue color paper and draw the leaves and cut them out with a scissor. Stick the leaves to the plant with the help of fevicol. This completes taproot.

Take a large size rectangular cardboard and draw the fibrous roots of the plant. Cut it out with a scissor.

Take a large size rectangular cardboard and stick it with white color chart paper. Now stick the taproot plant and fibrous root plant on to this rectangular cardboard. Label the plant’s roots as shown in the video.

Materials Used to make root systems

Materials used in this video are shown below to build types of plants roots model at home by taking the help of your parents.

  • Cardboard
  • Fevicol
  • Pencil
  • Scissor
  • Sketch pen
  • Paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Waste Boxes to get cardboard

Questions & Answers on plant root systems

1. How many types of roots are there?

Two major types of roots are tap root system and fibrous root system. Dicots have tap roots while monocots have fibrous roots.

2. What are plant roots?

The root is an organ of the plant that grows below the soil. They can also be aerial which means roots growing up above the ground or water.

3. What kind of plants has taproots?

Dicotyledonous plants like dandelions have tap root and carrot; beets are specialized to store food.

4. What are the types of roots?

Types of roots are taproot, fibrous and adventitious roots.


Types of plants roots model help students to learn various types of roots and as well as how to make it with easily available materials at home.

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