We’ve been talking a lot about leaves, trees, and plants, with interest being spurred on naturally what with all the fall going on lately. ;)
So, to add to our talks about how plants need water and how they obtain it and circulate it throughout the plant, we did a fun, quick, and fairly painless little experiment with celery.
If you want to do this, you will need a stalk of celery with leaves on it, a knife, a glass, a sunny window, water, and red food coloring.
Make a fresh cut on the celery stalk and put it in a glass of water. Add a few drops of red food coloring and stir it up with the celery.
Set your celery experiment in front of a sunny window (not sure this is necessary, but we did it this way) for a few hours or overnight if your child is more patient than mine.
Take the celery out of the water when you see the leaves have little red spots on them like this:M checked on it to see if it was “ready” or not several times throughout the day.
We worked with our leaf nomenclature cards on the same day, and learned that the little tubes in the leaves are called veins.
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Have a beautiful day! :)