Today we analyzed the results from our experiment! In all classes we found that the celery with all of its leaves absorbed the most amount of water. There was little difference between the amount of absorbed water between the piece of celery with one leaf and the piece of celery with no leaves. After that, we cut the celery into pieces and got to observe and touch the xylem tissue that moves the water throughout the celery! Students added today's findings to their lab report where they drafted conclusions and analyzed what the results tell us about vascular plants in general.
Many students were asking if they could try this experiment again at home. All you need is 3 stalks of celery, some water, and food coloring. Your child should remember the procedure. Have fun investigating!