Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Coloring a flower

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Here is a cool science lad that you can do with your kids in your own home. Show and explain to them how the flower will drink the juice and absorb the color. You could even point out the fact that everything that we fill our bodies with on the inside will eventually come out to the outside. There are a lot of things you could teach your little ones with this craft, so use your imagination and make it fun. But the best part is that you get to keep some beautiful flowers at the end of it. Link
Things you will need:
  • cut flowers (carnations and roses work best)
  • food coloring
  • hand pruners
  • tall glasses or Mason jars
  • water
  • vase(optional)

  • Instructions:

    1. Cut the ends of the flower stems at an angle.
    2. Get out the glass and fill it up with water about half way.
    3. Drop anywhere from 20 to 30 drops of food coloring into the filled glass
    4. Place the flowers into the glass. Leave the flower overnight, and you’ll see the petals change colors. The longer you leave the flowers in the water the more the petals will change color.
    5. Have a lot of fun

    The food coloring travels up through the flower stems by capillary action, and leaks into the flower’s petals. Which makes the flowers change into different colors. It basically proves the saying " you are what you eat".
     

    

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