A dandelion + a little water = a magical experiment. Just pluck the head off a dandelion, peel the stem into several long sections, put the stem pieces in the water and they magically curl into tight spirals. This week the kids and I decided to pick some dandelions, get our hands wet and have fun making a few dandelion spirals.
Why does a dandelion stem curl? One side of the stem piece absorbs more water than the other and expands faster, causing the stem to curl up into a tight coil.
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This week we're participating in 5 Orange Potatoes Children and Nature Awareness Month The Great Outdoor Challenge. Get outdoors with your kids!