Year 4 Science Topic

Water transportation in plants
 
Method 1:
 ‘Walking water’ activity to show how water from one container can be transported into another to show ‘capillary action’.
 
What is ‘capillary action?
Where water uses fibres (in teh case of plants, stem fibres) to transport itself upward.
 
Method 2: 
Cut flowers were used and left in coloured water so children could observe and record the process of ‘capillary action’, whereby the water used the plant fibres to move up and do it’s magic. 
 
 Note: in one picture you can see a white flower which has changed colour!

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colour. Also In cut stem you can see plant’s fibres