Science Class: Biology

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Good evening homeedders I hope you're having a wonderful day we're coming up with new ways to learn things, well not so new as this is a common experiment at school for biology that teaches you about planet cells which I thought I'd run through with little miss..... except that she kept eating the science experiment 🤣

I had to keep trying to instruct my learner not to eat the celery, where it was perfectly safe to eat as I had just purchased it we were saving it for the experiment. I had given her a piece to eat thinking that it would suffice her but, alas once she finished it she started back at our experiment.

Her excuse was pretty simple But dad, I really really like celery can't blame a kid for enjoying her veggies can you?

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So for this experiment you're going to need a plant, any plant will do but it works best with celery as celery is a light green with veins running through it which gives it more of a visual effect. If you use something like roses you're going to have to wait a few days for the paddles to change colour. Although if you use white roses and splint the stem into two and place into two different coloured dyed cups and you can rip out some really cool multicoloured white roses. But we're just sticking boring celery.

You'll also need one of those plunge thingies, food dye little miss wanted pink, a cup to put the celery and dye in to together. A spoon and a mixing bowl.

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You want to pop a few drops of food dye into the water, don't need to much but enough to change the colour of the water. Little miss got a little carried away and put a few more drops in Just to be sure she said.

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Give it a stir so that it is all mixed and combined ensuring a lovely pink consistency as this will ensure our celery turns pink!

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All this hard work is making us hungry so before we move onto the next step it's time to stop for a quick snack and take another bite of our delicious science experiment equipment. If we do it with a cheeky smile then it's OK?

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Now it's onto the tricky part which is why we are doing this outside, as little miss raised we should really be using safety glasses and our science aprons. But I don't really know where they are so we're just outside. Need to becareful with food dye as it can stain and we don't want to damage anything inside the house or our clothes.

So with a steady hand we slowly pour the water into our cup and prepare it for the celery.

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Now we place the celery into our what little miss calls special magic potion to sit and drink. I can't really remember how long it takes to work but little miss has gone to bed now and I'm tipping once she wakes up in the morning it will begin to turn pink!

Stay tuned for updates and I'll be happy to report her excitement at our experiment learning about plant cells and biology. All this was brought on by me cutting the grass and little miss asking me how the grass grows and I spoke about photosynthesis and how grass drink water and hold it in their leaves.

An easier way to talking to her about it was through a science experiment and some good old fashioned fun!



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Haha. Why, Little Miss,are you eating your Science experiment. 😂 But I bet that was a yummy, crunchy and healthy one!

We did one experiment before with a similar concept - the traveling water experiment, which shows the capillary action that explains how water goes up from the roots to the different parts of the plant. That was a nice and colorful experiment thay we all enjoyed.

Hmm, might as well do this celery experiment with my Little Man.

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The roots one sounds like a good one. What plant did you use?

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Oh, sorry I wasn't too clear. The experiment we did was with tissue paper where the colored water would seep up and travel through one container to the next. While it's tissue, we can relate this with how the water from the soil travels through the roots up.

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It's funny but also promising she is interested in it at least

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I love it! I also saw little mister, but I guess he wasn't as interested? lol...I may have to get my wife to do this. We always have celery! We know it's time to buy more celery when the bunch in the fridge rots. lol

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This is pretty damn cool! How did the celery do? Did the color go up to the top?

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Indeed it did, you can see the plant rushing water to it's damaged cells to repair it. Unfortunately lil miss spilled it and we didn't see it fully change colour. But I saw a good one from another member using tissue.

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That’s awesome! Thanks for that. I want to try it with the little man!

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There was purpose to her chewing of the celery. You can see the best colour on the damaged parts. Lol.

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Haha yes! I did think that. Seems the plant knew it was damaged and tried to repair itself by focusing the damaged area.

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So fun! We've done this. My son was happier to eat the pink celery post experiment 😀

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