The Color-Changing Celery Experiment!

Watch celery change from green to purple in a video that demonstrates how celery absorbs food coloring to change the color of the leaves. The resource has viewers thinking about the science behind types of water and photosynthesis.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring the experiment to life by conducting it in the classroom
  • Create a vocabulary or sequencing worksheet that learners complete as they watch the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure there are no food allergies in the classroom
  • Video assumes viewers have a basic understanding of photosynthesis and how plants grow
  • Best suited for an upper elementary science class
  • Video is included in a series of photosynthesis related videos
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Offers directions and a demonstration for completing the experiment at home or in the classroom
  • Speaker talks very fast
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