Flowers changing colour

KG2c have been inquiring into plants and looking at the concept of form and function. The following question was posed to the children : Can plants suck up water if there are no roots? In order to answer the question, a science experiment was set up for them to observe. White flowers (with no roots) in different coloured water. We made predictions and then observed. We noticed that the flower petals slowly started turning the colour of the water, although much lighter in colour. We therefore could conclude that stems still have the ability to suck up water right up to the petals and leaves, even without roots.

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