In our learning about plants this week, we found out that plants absorb nutrients and moisture through their stems.
We were all quite intrigued with the experiment at the end of this clip. We just happened to have some flowers in our classroom that we've been enjoying from our Mummy & Me morning, so we thought we'd give it a go ourselves.
We took the white flower and trimmed the stem. We placed it into a jar with blue dye and water.
At the end of the day we were surprised to see how blue the flowers had gone. We will check them again after the weekend.
The flower drank the coloured water and as the water traveled up the stem and into the petals, it carried the blue dye with it. As the blue dye reached the petals, they have taken on the colour of the water.
We have worked out what is happening, but have not worked out what this means for us with the plants we have planted in our garden. We'll be talking about this during the week, and will update this post to let you know what we think. In science, this is called 'making conclusions'. I wonder what we will conclude?