Science KS1 / KS2: How does water get from the roots to leaves of a plant?

This film explores how water is transported from the roots, through the tubes in the stem, to the tip of the plant.

The process is demonstrated with an experiment.

White carnations are placed in water with different colour dyes in them.

Eventually the petals adopt the colour of the dyes, thus highlighting the process.

This is from the series: Ivy's plant shop

Teacher Notes

This film explores how water is transported from the roots, through the tubes in the stem, to the tip of the plant.

This process is demonstrated with an experiment.

White carnations are placed in water with different colour dyes in them.

Eventually the petals adopt the colour of the dyes, thus highlighting the process.

Curriculum Notes

This film will be relevant for teaching Science/Biology at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Early and 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.

Also at Foundation, KS1 and KS2 in Northern Ireland.

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