Celery Experiment

celery experiment

The celery experiment.  Do it.  It’s easy and it’s fun and it’s SCIENCE!  A million other people have done it (and taken better pictures), but here are the cliff notes:

  1. Go to the grocery store and buy celery.  I hear they sell it there.  What it is doing there among the normal people food?  Do people actually eat it?  I guess they don’t have a science experiment store.
  2. Fill a glass with water and a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Cut off a stalk of celery and put that bad boy in the cup.

And there you go.  You’re officially a scientist.  Now you get to use big words like “hypothesis” and “observation” and jot things down in your notebook.  I’m sorry, I meant OBSERVATION journal!

The National Science Teachers Association website has a wonderful scientific explanation of the experiment and follow-up questions that you can discuss with your child.

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