Rainbow celery

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

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WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN

  • Physical - None
  • Intellectual - Observing, predicting, comparing
  • Emotional - None
  • Social - Awareness of the improtance of water to plants
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How do plants absorb water and transport them to their leaves? Use this fun and simple experiment to observe the process before your very eyes.
Skill Level
Easy
Suitable for
4-5 years old
Estimated time
> 30 mins
Environment
Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Celery
  • Plastic cups
  • Food colouring
  • Straws

Step 1

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Gather the materials.

Step 2

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Pour water into each cup up to the 2.5cm mark

Step 3

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Add a few drops of food colouring into each cup. Be creative with the colours.

Step 4

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Put a stalk of celery into each cup.

Step 5

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Leave the celery in the cups for two hours.

Step 6

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When the stems have changed their colour, cut them up and make a rainbow celery salad.

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Ask the Kids

How and why did the celery change its colour?

How did the water reach the leaves?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below