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Make a leaf skeleton

Make a leaf skeleton

Follow FizzicsEd 150 Science Experiments:

You will need:

One leaf, try both Australian native plants and exotic plants

500mL water

One pot

Two Tsp Bicarbonate Soda

Household Bleach –

Paper towels

Adult help

 

 

 

Make a leaf skeleton science experiment - materials needed
1 Make a leaf skeleton science experiment - adding bicarbonate soda to water in a pot

Place the water into pot and mix the bicarbonate soda and baking soda.

2 Make a leaf skeleton science experiment - boiling water

Only with adult help, bring the water to boil *DANGER – be careful!

3 Make a leaf skeleton science experiment - leaves in boiling liquid

Add your leaf to mix and reduce the heat. Simmer for at least an hour, stirring occasionally.

4 Make a leaf skeleton science experiment - leaves in boiling water

Only with adult help, remove the leaves and place them into a strong solution of bleach.

5 Make a leaf skeleton science experiment - leaf skeleton pattern

Leave overnight. The green plant tissue between the ‘veins’ will have floated away.

Dry the leaves on a paper towel.

Why Does This Happen

Vascular bundles in plants transport water and nutrients around the plant.

Xylem transports water and minerals up from the roots and Phloem transports sugars from the leaves to throughout the plant. You’ll often find leaves on the ground showing natural degradation down to their vascular bundles due to microbial action.

Learn more!

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