Sunday, December 30, 2012

Holiday Carnations

It's been so nice to have so much time with the kids over the holidays. I picked up a bouquet of carnations to have as decoration on our table and thought it would be fun to do a mini experiment with them. We placed four carnations in their own small vases and coloured the water with food colouring - red and green to celebrate Christmas.

After leaving them overnight we woke to find them beautifully coloured after they 'drank' the water from the vases. They look so pretty in our window and the experiment led to a great conversation with the children about how flowers get nourishment, specifically water, in order to grow in the garden. This experiment would be fun to do with any colour combinations!

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