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Well hello again, everybody! I've been thinking a lot about purple pickles, and that got me to thinking about blue celery! How do you get blue celery (besides from the blue celery stand by the chicken bus stop)? You could paint it, I guess. But I was wondering if we could get the celery to make itself blue! How? Like this:

What you'll need:

  • Clear glass of water
  • Blue food coloring
  • Stalk of celery (with the leaves still on top)

What to do:

Step 1: Fill up your glass of water and place the stalk of celery inside. (Try to leave as much of the stalk as possible sticking out of the water, without the glass falling over.)

Step 2: Add a few drops of blue food coloring. (Be careful, this could get messy, and maybe even unwashable!)

Step 3: Put your glass-of-blue-water-with-a-stalk-of-celery-in-it somewhere safe where it won't spill, and leave it over night.

Step 4: In the morning, take the celery out of the water and have a look.

What Happened?

If your celery behaved the way it's supposed to, then you should see blue line running up along the celery stalk. This is because the celery "drank" the water. Like all living things, celery needs water to live. If you look closely at the bottom of the celery stalk, you might see a bunch of little blue dots. Those dots are the ends of tubes which run through the celery stalk and allow it to suck up the water it needs.

Things to think about:

The Torah is often compared to water. Just like living things need water to survive, Jewish people need the Torah. And just like the celery needs to suck up the water and spread it all along its stalk, when we learn Torah we try to spread it into every part of our lives. What are some ways you can help to spread the Jewish things you learn into different parts of your life?


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Leah bukiet December 29, 2016

don't no I never did it so Goldy can you tel mi how it is ???????
is it good ??????? Reply

Captain America Dallas, Texas, USA December 24, 2016

COOL! I'll try this sometime!!!!!!!!! Reply

Anonymous Port Elizabeth June 11, 2016

Very true. Short and practical lesson. Reply

Anonymous westfield nj March 27, 2016

by a being a melamed and you get to be mechanech other children Reply

Hindy Goldstein Monsey, NY March 4, 2016

we did this in 3rd grade Reply

Anonymous isreal,tel aviv December 27, 2015

ya its so good (so sarcastic) mabe make it fly Reply

Anonymous December 9, 2014

AWESOME!! Reply

rivky golders green england August 1, 2013

wow why not a pickle? Reply

Anonymous Park Forest , Illinois via chabadatportlandcampuses.org April 2, 2012

celery If you cut the celery half way up and put one half in a glass of blue water and the other in a another color like red each half will be the color you put the half in. Its pretty cool. sometimes the top turns purple Reply

eden hebron Parkland, fl united states March 18, 2012

i would do it without knowing u could its a very good idea but how will it do anything its just making clelery blue...... what else? there has to be more like how to make it blue with brown spots? ha! now that would be more cool and will attract more people to do it!!! Reply

Goldy NY , NY January 11, 2012

i love it i try'd it and it work't its soooooooooooo cool thanks for sharing !!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

Anonymous brandon, us September 15, 2011

cant wait to try it out!!! Reply

shayna August 28, 2011

cooooooooooool!!!! to think of it its not bad Reply

Anonymous Cleveland, OH August 26, 2011

it wasnt good it wasnt a good experiment .... it was a great one Reply

Gali Aharon Pittsburgh, PA August 17, 2011

Spreading Torah 1.learn more torah
2.do mrore mitzvos
3.be nicer Reply

Anonymous thornhill, canada August 1, 2011

COOL i cant wait to try it! Reply

elli dallas, TX July 15, 2011

GREAT!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS GREAT!!!!!!!! Reply

Esther richmond, CA via ganisraelberkeley.com July 1, 2011

wow WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

nanana lovely, town!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! May 29, 2011

works GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply

adina tilson melbourne, australia May 23, 2011

thats awsome i learned a lot Reply