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Alive matches

Matches star formed by turgor pressure.


- Five matches,
- Spoon
- A little bit of water.


1. Fold each match in half, but don't break,
2. Put a match to touch the bend points,

3. Now pour with spoon a few drops of water between points bends matches,


Matches are made of wood, which is made from plant cells. Bending a match trample these cells. When you add water to bend a match, it will fill the crushed cells, and will exert pressure on them. Matches will be partial restore to normal shape. Plants use this pressure to transport the water.