Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Celery Dye Experiment

It's sometimes hard to find an activity that both a 9 year old and a 3 year old can both do, enjoy AND get something out of. This one was all of that and quick and easy as well!

Some water, food colour and celery, then we waited, We talked about what they thought might happen and why.

Our pink colour didn't work at all, no idea why! But the blue one worked well, maybe the heavy handedness with the blue colour paid off! The 3 year old learnt why she really didn't need to water plants anywhere but the bottom, despite her previous insistence that she NEEDED to get all the flowers wet!

My poor burnt from the heat Camellia tree in the background, does anyone know if it will come back on? It was perfectly good but after the very hot days we had, looks dead.

And the nine year old was able to follow up with some much deeper learning of plants.

A lot of his reading takes place up there in his top bunk, we took the ladder down so that a little someone can't get up there on her own. That way he gets somewhere she can't distract him so much.

She does get to go up there sometimes though!

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