Last Friday, someone was in trouble and someone couldn't watch TV or play video games, so I found something awesome to do with him (Eli)! ;)
We were at the grocery store and I remembered dying carnations and celery with food coloring and asked Eli if he wanted to try it. I explained the experiment would show us how quick and where the water goes when plants drink it thanks to the food coloring.
So here's what you'll need:
1. food coloring (we got neon)
2. glasses of water
3. stalks of celery (the inside pieces are the lightest and work the best!) or white carnations - though if you do that try to buy local flowers ONLY!
4. Time - because this will take awhile
Once you have your supplies it's pretty self explanatory- put coloring in each glass and stick your celery stalk in there. We marked down the time we began and checked them every hour. We didn't is anything for at last 5 hours. The next morning the colors were really bright!
The colors impressed Eli, which made the whole thing worth it! Now we aren't big celery fans so we didn't eat ours, but how cool is it to nibble on neon celery!?
Do you have any other awesome experiments for kids you'd like to share? If you do put it in the comments! We love doing science experiments at home! :)
I hope your Thursday is going great! I'll be back with quilting day photos shortly!Pin It