Rainbow Celery

by Rajesperi

#Scienceofplay50

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

Rainbow Celery

Learning Framework

  • Physical - None

  • Intellectual - Observing, predicting, comparing

  • Emotional - None

  • Social - Awareness of the improtance of water to plants

Materials

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Step 1

Pour water into each cup up to the 2.5cm mark

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Step 3

Put a stalk of celery into each cup

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Step 5

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

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  • Celery

  • Plastic cups

  • Food colouring

  • Straws

Step 2

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

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Step 4

Leave the celery in the cups for two hours.

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