Day 7: Investigate Capillary ActionDay 7: Investigate Capillary ActionPerform an experiment to capture evidence of capillary action, an important part of how plants collect water.<div class="ExternalClass0073A0F9085D42E58A0CB45529E75130">Are plants a part of the water cycle? Perform this experiment to watch how water enters a plant.<div><br></div><div>Experiment: Capillary Action</div><div><ol><li>Gather materials: blue or red food coloring, a glass cup of water, a few fresh white carnations, your Science Notebook, a measuring cup, and scissors or a knife.</li><li>Use the measuring cup to measure half a cup of water and  and the water in the cup.</li><li>Place 15 drops of food coloring in the cup of water.</li><li>Cut a few inches off the stem of the carnations.</li><li>Place the carnations inside the cup.</li><li>Place the cup in a sunny area.</li><li>Observe for a few days, recording your observations in your Science Notebook.</li><li><a href="https://water.usgs.gov/edu/capillaryaction.html">Read about capillary action</a>. </li></ol></div></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/waterservicessite/Lists/WAMCalendar/Attachments/39/Child-with-Grandma-Outwide-wLaptop.jpg4/7/2022 7:00:00 AM