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Plants, flowers and colored water!

posted May 25, 2017, 2:49 PM by GV Montessori   [ updated May 25, 2017, 3:22 PM ]

At Global Village Montessori Preschool, Park Victoria - Milpitas location during this week, the children learned that plants and flowers need water to grow and live. They had the opportunity to do a fun celery science experiment that uses food coloring to show how plants absorb water. 

Moms and Dads, you can try this at home too.

Celery video


  • 4 clear glasses/jars

  • Water

  • Food coloring (red, blue, purple, green)

  • Celery stalk with leaves


  1. Fill 4 clear glasses/jars half-full with water. Add three drops of purple food coloring to the water jar and mix it up. Repeat this step with the remaining colors.

  2. Trim the bottom of the celery stalk, leaving the leaves on the stalk. Place the celery stalks in the glasses/jars. 
  3. Draw a line on the jar “before” it drinks the colored water.
  4. Leave them overnight in order for the stalks to “drink” the water.
  5. Observe the celery after 3 hours, 24 hours, and 48 hours.


  • Let the children explain what has happened to the celery.

  • If the children can’t express their thoughts properly, then explain to them that water has been absorbed into the celery stalk.  Making the stem and leaves change color.

Global Village Montessori Preschool, with locations in Milpitas and Pleasanton, provides high quality Montessori education for children aged 2 - 6 years. We have a balanced curriculum, inspired teachers and an inviting physical space leading to happy children. We like to make learning fun and hands-on in our preschool.

Published by Ms. Amy of Global Village Montessori - Milpitas, Park Victoria location