Our science is kickin’ it old school this week. Get out your high school corsage, folks… we’re having fun with carnations.
Project #2 from our post-it flagged library book introduced the age old experiment of the ol’ flowers in the colored water trick.
Find some white flowers (we used carnations, but for you fancy types, white roses will work fine), give the stems a fresh cut and pop them in your food-colored water. The darker the water, the darker the flowers will be.
Warning. This is not going to be an instant satisfaction sort of a thing. It’s taken us all week. But… it has been fun to carefully look at the flowers each morning to see how much more color they’ve taken on.
We put these in on Tuesday, and this is how they look on Sunday.
Eleanor’s little so I didn’t get into the real-deal science of it all; I told her the flowers drink the water for their food and you can see how it’s moved into the petals. Close enough.
Gives those $5 grocery bouquets a whole new lease on life, huh?!
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