Carrot Experiment


1. Fill two drinking glasses with equal amounts of water.

2. Add 2 Tablespoons salt to one drinking glasses and label it "Salt Water".

3. Cut a carrot in half.

4. Tightly tie a piece of string two cm below the cut end of both pieces.

5. Place one carrot half (cut end down) in the "Salt Water" beaker. Place the other carrot with cut end down in the "Fresh Water" beaker.

6. Allow carrots to remain undisturbed for 24 hours.

7. Students form a hypothesis.

8. Remove carrots and observe them and the tightness of the strings.

9. Record data.

At the conclusion of your experiment, answer the questions in the assignment.

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