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Drink Up Water


Place a carrot in a cup with water and blue food coloring. Explain to children that a carrot is really the root of the carrot plant. (We eat roots!) After a few hours, cut off a small section of the carrot near the tip. You should see blue dots where the water is being carried up into the plant. Talk about how the roots bring water and minerals to other parts of the plant so it can grow. Continue cutting in small sections to track the water.


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