Fifth-Grade Scientists Explore How Plant Cells Work Together During Research Experiment
Fifth-grade scientists explored the ways in which cells can work together during a student-driven research experiment investigating the impact that food coloring has on plant tissue.
Science Teacher Chap Warren walked the boys through the experiment, providing them with the knowledge and guidance to successfully conduct their experiments at home. They predicted what would happen to a celery stalk or flower when placed in colored water, then recorded their observations after one hour, 24 hours, and periodically for the next few days.
They considered questions like what are vascular tissue and dermal tissue, where are they located, and what are their functions? What is ground tissue and what are the roles it performs for the plant? They logged their interesting findings in Seesaw, being sure to use specific vocabulary about plant tissues.