As soon as kids can reach a faucet, it seems they are drawn to splashing around in the water—much to the chagrin of your kitchen floor. Turn your little bit’s intrigue into intellect with these simple water-based science experiments for kids that you can do at home
How Plants Absorb Water
What you need: Cabbage leaves, water, food coloring, jars or glasses.
How to: Add water and food coloring (about 10 drops or until vibrant) to each jar. Add a cabbage leaf to each jar/glass and let sit overnight. Ooh and ahh at the bright, colorful leaves in the morning.
How it works: While a majority of water absorption in plants happens through the roots, plants are also able to suck up water through stems and leaves.
photo: Laura Hamilton via Flickr
Have you tried any cool water science experiments with your kids?