How Plants Move Water | CMSMatHome

How Plants Move Water | CMSMatHome


Good morning from #CMSMatHome!
Do you know what transpiration is? Let’s explore together by experimenting with some celery and colored water.
Transpiration is the process of water moving through a plant. The plant will absorb water through its roots, then have it evaporate through pores in its leaves.
Get a stalk of celery with some leaves on, a clear cup, and food coloring. Red coloring is usually the best. Pour about an inch of water into your cup, add one teaspoon of food coloring to it, then place the celery in the red water.
Watch for the leaves turning red and, after a few days, cut the celery stalk in half and look for the tubes, or capillaries within the stalk.

Share This Post

More To Explore

Playing in the quarry at the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota

Playing Together as a Family

Our spaces at the Museum are designed with ages 0-9 at the forefront, but that doesn’t mean they’re not fun for everyone! We recently shared the valuable ways play is good for people of any age, and we want to follow up with ways families can play together both in our spaces and in your

Read More »
Play is for grown-ups, too!

Play is for Grown-ups, too!

The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is targeted for children ages 0-10, which means parents or caregivers are always present. We are not a drop-off facility. One of the fun things Museum playworkers and other families get to observe is how those parents and caregivers interact with the exhibits as well.  We have found there

Read More »