Thirsty Leaves

Photo by Will Swann on UnsplashDid you ever wonder how water moves through a leaf? Well, then let’s discover how!

Materials

  1. juice glass tap water
  2. red food coloring scissors
  3. large tree leaf like an oak leaf
  4. crayons or colored markers
  5. 3 sheets of paper

Instructions:
Day 1 – Fill the glass with about 1/4 water. Add enough food coloring to make the water a deep red color. Cut across the end of the leaf’s stem. Stand the leaf in the glass of colored water.
Day 2 – Begin about the same time of day as you did on Day 1. Look at the leaf. Draw a picture of the leaf as you see it on another piece of paper. Label this paper Day 2. Make sure you put the time on the paper.
Day 3 – Begin about the same time of day as you did on Day 1 & Day 2. Look at the leaf. Draw a picture of the leaf as you see it on another piece of paper. Label this paper Day 3.