How Water Moves Through a Plant
12.A.1a Identify and describe the component parts of living things (e.g., birds have feathers; people have bones, blood, hair, skin) and their major functions.
After teaching the basic plant parts, children will be taught about photosythesis. One hands-on project that will demonstrate the flow of water throught a plant is to place carnations or stalks of celery into glasses of colored water. Although these subjects do not have roots to absorb the water, students will be able to see which parts of the plant the water has been, as the color will spread throughout.
Materials: carnations, celery, cups, water, food coloring, science journals to record observations