Water and minerals are transported in stems by the xylem.... water climbs up the xylem vessels.... Science on the Shelf
While the Little Lady was doing the absorption experiment with the "Root", we started on the Stem chapter in her book as well. This chapter's activity was to do a "stem absorption experiment". So, we used red dye for this experiment and put it on my tiny little camper counter as well.
Celery, red dye, water
After 24 Hours.
She is observing the xylem -- those small little dots that carry the water up through the stem.