So, if water does travel up through the stem of the leaf, do you think the leaf on the celery stalk will change color? Do you really think it’s possible for leaves to turn RED? If water did travel, don’t you think that water would NOT go into the leaves? If you have just a stalk, do you think that we stopped the water from going up the tubes or stem by cutting off the leaves? What do you think will happen? What is your educated guess or hypothesis? By the way, if you find this experiment on line, please send me the website. Answer this blog, for a chance in a lifetime to eat celery! Should we eat our experiment after we write our conclusion? PS. Before I left school, I added more red food coloring to all the celery stalks! YUMMY!
This easy celery science experiment demonstrates how plants absorb water out of the soil with their root system, then send it up into the rest of the plant. By using colored water you can track the movement of water through the celery stalk. This experiment is appropriate for grade school children learning about plant growth and plant anatomy. Allow the children to do as many of the steps as possible on their own, within reason.