(To the tune of 12 Days of Christmas)
On the first day of science my children came to me... with some flowers and colored water ...
Many people did the age-old white carnations (or celery) in colored water when they were children. While this might be an old science experiment, it is a good one. It demonstrates how water is taken up by the plant all the way up the stem into the petals.
I bought a bunch of white carnations for a few dollars at the grocery store and each child chose a different color to put in their water. Tiger decided on two colors.
Here is a picture of the flowers in water...
Sadly the purple that Strawberry chose didn't work. Purple is my favorite color and I wish it had worked!
Yellow worked pretty well and even the pale yellow (5 drops or so in the water) had a small amount of coloring of the petals.
Tiger chose to do green and blue.
Butterfly and Pumpkin Pie each wanted yellow and I did red.
|A Little red starting to peak out on the edge of the petals|
|Sorry for the bad lighting, but this is the best one for seeing the little blue on the right side and green on the left|
|Even the sepals are changing colors.|