Friday, April 22, 2011

Our Flower Experiment

A fun Experiment to do with the kids. 

(After the first day in blue water ... small blue dots and on the edge of petals)

While at my parents house last Sunday. My dad gave Emelia a big beautiful pink rose. So we brought it home. Emelia had been learning about plants at school, so she knew that the flower needed water to live.

Then I said to the kids What would happen if we put food coloring into the water?

So we added a few drops of blue food coloring to the water. So the next day Emelia and Jude ran downstairs to see the flower. It had already started to get a few blue dots on the edge of the petals. Everyday it got more and more blue and you began to see some of the veins in the petals change. Although the whole flower didn't change color it was still really cool to see how much more blue there was each day.

I adding a few photos below the flash washes most of the blue out but you can still see how it changed. You really need to see it in person to see how much more blue it turned. 

 (Third day in the blue water)

 (Fifth day in the blue water... the flower actually started loosing it's pink color)

This was something fun for the kids to see that flowers need water to live.

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