Glowing Cabbage Experiment

March 01, 2019
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Explore science while lighting up the night with this awe-inspiring experiment for kids.

Did you know that you can make a cabbage rainbow?  We recently tried this activity and loved it so much that we wanted to see if we could make cabbage glow!
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This simple bit of science teaches kids about plants and how they thrive in the absolute coolest way!  The tonic water in this experiment makes the plant vein system glow, allowing kids to see the intricate workings up close and in detail!  
Are you ready to make cabbage glow?

Glowing Cabbage Experiment

Materials
Method

  • Begin by pouring 1/2 cup of tonic water into a glass or jar.
  • Add one leaf of cabbage to the jar.
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  • Have kids predict what might happen to the cabbage, recording any hypothesizes they might have.
  • It is now time to observe!

Glowing Cabbage Experiment

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  • And in just a few days your cabbage will be fully saturated in color and all a-glow!
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  • My girls were seriously WOWED and couldn't wait to try this experiment using other plants and liquids!
Extend the Fun
  • Can you make cabbage glow using other types of liquid?  
  • Will this work with neon paint?
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  • Try dissolving a bit of glowing paint into the glasses of water and then placing the cabbage into the "neon water".  
  • What about glowing water colors or glowing water?  Will they work?
  • Try this experiment with the lights on.  I don't want to spoil anything, but the results  might be just as cool!
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The Science Behind the Fun

  • What causes the cabbage to change color?
  • How does the liquid travel through the plant?
  • What causes this experiment to glow?
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Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!