Participants will learn how plants utilize the diffusion of water (osmosis) to bring water into their roots. After placing food dye in water and watching diffusion, an analogy will be drawn to water and plant roots. Participants will be able to view toy "crabs" that have been undergoing
osmosis for different lengths of time and be challenged to put them in order as to which has been in the longest. A artfully illustrated poster-board will complement the activities.
Name of group hosting: Franklin County High School Science Club
About the club: The Franklin County High School Science Club is sponsored by the Bryan Neuswanger at Franklin County High School in Rocky Mount, Virginia. Students join to grasp a better understanding of science and to learn how science can be cool. The Science Club sponsors a monthly lab that allows its participants to play and experiment with anything from advanced science to something you can do in your own house.