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Rainbow Celery

Updated: Dec 29, 2021

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


  • Celery

  • Plastic cups

  • Food colouring

  • Straws

Step 1:

Pour water into each cup up to the 2.5cm mark.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

Put a stalk of celery into each cup.

Step 4:

Leave the celery in the cups for two hours.

Step 5:

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

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