Plants – How is water transported in plants


The purpose of this lesson is for children to learn about water transport in plants, including how it passes from the roots, up the stem, to the leaves and flowers. There are 3 labs in this box: 1 teacher demonstration and 2 pupil investigations. The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the equipment.

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This box contains:

Lab: Colouring carnations

  • Polystyrene Cup (see below)
  • Green Food Colouring
  • Red Food Colouring see below)
  • Blue Food Colouring
  • Carnations (school)
  • Water (school)

Lab A: Celery

  • Disposable gloves
  • Polystyrene Cup
  • Medium Storage Box
  • Green Food Colouring
  • Red Glycerin Based Food Dye
  • Red Food Colouring
  • Blue Food Colouring
  • Celery (school)
  • Water (school)

Lab B: Capillary Action (WS)

  • Beaker Glass 100ml
  • Green Food Colouring (from above teacher to prepare)
  • Red Food Colouring (from above teacher to prepare)
  • Blue Food Colouring (from above teacher to prepare)
  • Tissue paper (Porous)
  • Water (school)
  • Stopwatch/Timer
  • Add 1 x 250ml measuring cylinder

Additional information

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Key Stage

Key Stage 2