The Great Celery Experiment!

Possum is 4 years and 4 months

Bandicoot is 2 years and 2 months

It had to be done.  We took four glasses of water (one to use as the control).  In each of the other three we added food colouring to the water – pink, green and blue.  Then we watched and waited to see what would happen.

The results:

No!  They didn’t sprout carnations!

As you can see, they sucked up the coloured water.  (Alright, of course YOU knew that, but it was pretty cool for a 2yo and a 4yo.)

It was interesting to note that the ones in the pink water shrivelled and died much more quickly than the others.  Of course, the pink made the leaves LOOK brown, so I ignored it at first, but all the bits of celery in there whithered up pretty quickly.

I was also impressed with how pretty the celery kept in the green water ended up looking.

And, as to the carnations;  well, we had that coloured water so we bought a bunch of white carnations and popped them in as well.  It was surprising to see results with them in just a few hours.  They looked so lovely!


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