Item CE033002: When looking through a microscope at leaf and root samples, one would see that both are made of cells.

What would a biologist see if she examined a small piece of a leaf from a plant and a small piece of a root from the same plant through a microscope?

  1. Both the leaf and the root would be made up of cells.
  2. The leaf would be made up of cells, but the root would not be made up of cells.
  3. The root would be made up of cells, but the leaf would not be made up of cells.
  4. Neither the root nor the leaf would be made up of cells because plants are not made up of cells.

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Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CE033002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall66%
Grades 6–863%
Grades 9–1270%
Male64%
Female68%
Primary Language is English67%
Primary Language is not English57%

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