Friday, January 28, 2011

More plant study

In addition to our Seurat study in science this week, we started two other labs that will take a few days to weeks to see the results.

First, we are learning what happens when a plant is deprived of light. Or at least what happens to a few leaves on a plant that is deprived of light. We wrapped them in foil which we will remove a week after we placed it.

We are also studying how plants get water--through their roots or through their leaves. To find out we are watering one plant at the roots and the other by spraying the leaves.

We even put foil around the one we are watering by spraying the leaves, to prevent any water from dripping into the soil and watering the roots.

The kids both already know what will happen. We have plants in the house, they have watched me water them, helped me water them, and witnessed what happens when we don't water them! The process is important, too, though. So in spite of their claims to knowledge, we did the experiment. Results to come, when we have them!

p.s. sorry about the blurry photos. I have to figure out what is going on with my camera!

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