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How do flowers drink?

Just like you, plants need water to survive. But how do they drink?

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Quench your thirst for science as Shanii explores water uptake and transport in plants!

We explain how plants use Capillary Action to transport water throughout the plant, even against other forces such as gravity. You can try this experiment using real plants or paper ones. Don’t forget to share your creations with us by using the #ScitechAtHome tag on social media.

What you need:

  • Water
  • Food colouring
  • Glasses / Cups
  • Long-stemmed white flowers (eg: roses or carnations) or as an alternative you can use tissue paper.

 

 

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