How plants transport water

A practical activity for year 3 and P4 linking with the topics plants and biodiversity and interdependence. Ask your class if they think water can ‘walk’, then show them a nifty experiment to prove that it actually can move! Pupils will set up their own experiments using water, kitchen towels and food colouring to see how plants transport water.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan which explains capillary action
  • A PowerPoint presentation with the instructions for the experiment
  • Printable instructions
  • Four guided reading spreads: Interview with a geothermal scientist, wrecking water, sensational scientist Archimedes and how steam engines work

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • 3 Glasses
  • 2 sheets of kitchen roll
  • Blue food colouring
  • Yellow food colouring
Year 3
How plants transport water

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