Sunday, April 17, 2011

Celery is a stem

We have been identifying the parts of a plant, so to help the children understand what the stem does, we put celery, which we decided is a stem, into colored water. We put two large celery pieces in water with red food coloring. Then we sliced another celery stalk and put half of it in red water and half in blue water. What do you think happened?
We let the celery sit overnight and then when we observed them again, they had changed. Ask your child what happened.
We learned that the stem is like a straw and moves the water from the roots to the leaves so they can make food!


  1. The sellery is diforent coles it was so cool claudia cassandra brown

  2. it was cool when the salery in the blue and red cup changed.jesse

  3. the celrey looked tasty and it made me hungry. if i was a vaimpir it looked like blood. sean.

  4. I love when we put the celery sticks in the colored water when little one in the red and blue water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!