Tuesday, April 20, 2010
It's springtime, and very nearly GARDEN time. This fact, paired with my recent goal to include more variety into our schooldays, resulted in this experiment completed nearly four weeks past.
"What would the effect be on white carnations, if they "drank" up colored water?!"
It reiterated color concepts as we mixed food coloring into various colors.
It confirmed the purpose of stems as "pipelines" for nutrients. (They DID change color)
It got us out from behind books and into the "lab room", aka kitchen.
It was the impetus behind child-made hypotheses like "If we split the stem in two, will one flower suck up two different colors?" (It did.) or "If we create purple using red and blue, will the petals show the separated colors or just purple? (Just purple).
It added vibrancy to the window, especially around 5:00pm.
It required me to buy fresh flowers at the store. My arm is still sore from all the twisting.
Lots more plant resources to come...