Friday, February 18, 2011

Science Friday

What better way to explore capillary action and transpiration than with celery and white carnations?  After planting his spice garden, I asked Boy O how he thought his plants 'drank' the water he was giving them.  He thought it was through their leaves, so this was a fun and simple way of showing how plants absorb H2O.  All you need is a glass, water, food coloring, celery and/or white carnations.  Even your toddler can participate, although how much Baby O took away from this exercise other than waving a flower around and being the most adorable baby ever (of course) is beyond me. 


The next morning:

I remember doing this with celery and it working quite well, but carnations seemed to have a more colorful result for us and can make a pretty bouquet around Valentine's day.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you are raising one knowledgable boy. I can't wait to hear how he does in Kindergarten.