Colorful plants at Cheremoya!

We tried a little science experiment on Friday using food coloring and celery to observe the way that plants absorb water and distribute nutrients to the rest of the plant. The kids “ohh-ed and ahh-ed” as the colors settled in the cups like lava lamps. We placed the celery in the cup and waited for the stalks to change colors before our eyes. To continue with the color theme and the choosemyplate lesson from the week before, we discussed other ways to “taste the rainbow.” I drew a large rainbow and the students took turns writing in different kinds of fruits and vegetables of all colors in the different color beams of the rainbow. They then each drew their own rainbow for reference to take home. Some chose to draw in the different fruits and vegetables instead of writing it. It’s important to eat a colorful diet because each color represents a different nutrient that is helpful to our bodies! We even wrote a song to help the kids remember! Take a look.

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