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KS2 SCIENCE LEARNING AT HOME

Try these experiments at home.  Take photos of you carrying out your experiment and of your results – or draw them!  Go online and find out about the science behind your experiment.  Try and use scientific words to explain what happened

 

EXPERIMENT 1: How do plants take up water?

You will need: -

  • Water in a glass
  • Food colouring or an old water-soluble felt tip pen (not a Sharpie!) that you don’t need any more
  • White flowers – I used daisies that you can find in your garden, at any park or on any grass verge

Method

  • Colour the water.  Either dissolve the food colouring in the water or put the felt tip pen nib into the water and leave until the water has changed colour.
  • Put the flowers into the water – make sure you use scissors to freshly cut the stem just before you put them into the water.
  • Leave for up to 24 hours.

Results

  • What happened to the flowers?
  • Why does this happen?
  • What is this process called?

     

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