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Published on Jan 27, 2010
The insides of stems and roots are full of little tubes that work in almost the same way as a straw. They carry water and food to the rest of the plant. This video shows water coloured with food colouring travelling through flower stems.
This activity appears in Scientriffic magazine, which is available by joining CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club or at selected newsagents. Each issue includes science news, feature stories, hands-on activities, comics and competitions suitable for readers aged 7+.
This clip was created for CSIRO's Double Helix Science Club by Shayn Amber Wetherell.