Experiment with Plant Pigments
are really interesting pigments! They are responsible
red color in the
shoots. They are found in a lot of fruits and
Put a tablespoon each of bleach, vinegar, and water in 3 clear glass containers. Add a few drops of grape juice to each.
Describe what happens to the pigment in each liquid.
what you saw with your prediction. Was your prediction correct? Write
a sentence describing what happened to the anthocyanin pigment in each
can change color in different environments. Our solutions have
very different characteristics; one is alkaline (bleach), one is neutral
(water), and one is acetic (vinegar).The soils that plants grow in
also have different characteristics that can affect
These are the pigments responsible for
shoots in the spring.