This week we have been reading about stems in Botany.
We have been learning how they get water throughout the plant.
To do this simple experiment you will need:
Food coloring (a darker color, red, blue, etc)
Color the water,
take a stalk of celery put it in the water
let it set for a few
come back and look at it.
The tubes that the water travels through will be exposed by the food coloring. If you leave it for long enough the leaves on the celery will start to turn colors as well.
You can see how the water travel through the entire plant.
Simple, fun, easy, and it gets the kids thinking…