Recently we did some experiments
about growing living things!
We put pea seeds in three separate jars.
To one we gave no water.
Another we gave water
but then put the jar in a dark cupboard.
The last jar got water and light.
Teacher asked us what
we thought might happen.
We guessed the jar with no water
would have seeds that didn’t grow at all.
We thought the ones in the dark
wouldn’t grow either.
We thought that the jar
with light and water would grow well.
We were surprised when
the pea seeds kept in the dark grew so much.
We were surprised that the plants were pale yellow.
Now that plant is on the window sill
and we move it round to see it grow towards the light.
Teacher said that this experiment reminded her of a poem
“Experiment by Danielle Sensier
At school we’re doing growing things
Sprinkly seeds in plastic pots
of cotton wool.
Kate’s cress sits up on the sill
she gives it water.
Mine is shut inside the cupboard
dark and dry.
Now her pot has great big clumps
Teacher calls it Science
I call it mean!
We also saw how water travels up to the leaves of a plant.
We did this using food colouring.
After two hours traces of the blue food dye
that the celery sticks were in
started to show on the leaves of the plant.
Blue Celery !
We think that is probably mean too!
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