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Carrot Top Experiment

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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Here's a fun little experiment that my four year old has really enjoyed. Starting with a carrot top and no greenery we have been watching progress as the green shoots appeared and grew. We talked about how it needed water and sunlight.



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Time: 5 minutes plus a few weeks growing
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Carrots
Water
Bowl or plate

Method
Cut the top off a carrot, you only need the top part and can eat the rest.



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Place in a little water.
Check progress after a few days and a few tiny shoots will have appeared.



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Add a little water every day if it's running low and see how the green top grows.



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We also tried changing position of the carrot top and saw that the side that faced the sun grew faster than the other side.

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#Under 5s
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