Sprite and I have been doing a lot of projects lately, and we want to share! Starting today, every Monday we will post about a project of science experiment, so you can try it too. Most of our projects require little in terms of supplies, and are simple enough for toddlers to do (with a little help, of course). Our projects will include science experiments, crafts, recycling projects, field trips, outdoor activities, and more! Come back every week to see what we're up to!
This week we have a classic science experiment to share, that you might remember from, oh, 2nd grade :-) The drinking celery!
After about 24 hours:
After 3 days:
If you cut the celery in half, you'll be able to see the tubes (xylem) that the plant uses to carry the water up to the leaves via capillary action. We skipped this part since Sprite is only 2 and went with the more simple explanation that celery is a plant, plants need to drink water, and since the plant drank blue water, it turned blue!