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This week in Science, we learn about the plant’s transport system and zoomed in on how water is transported from the roots to the other parts of the plant through the xylem tubes. To demonstrate this, we conducted a simple and fun activity that is easy to carry out at home as well.
- Fresh white chrysanthemum or carnation
- Food coloring
- Plastic bottle
- Pour 1 cup of water into the plastic bottle and mix in 1/4 cup of food coloring.
- Trim the stalk of the flower using a pair of kitchen scissors at an angle such that the base is pointed and not flat. (Water absorption may be affected if the base is flat and the stalk sits at the bottom of the bottle.)
- Place the flower in the colored water and watch the petals change color!