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Coloured Carnations Science Experiment!

Our home-schooled children have been busy participating in a science experiment which involved making coloured carnations.

They made colourful carnations from fresh, white carnations using food colouring and water.

The children experimented with red and green food colouring creating different-coloured flowers by using the plant’s ability to absorb water through its stem.

Most plants “drink” water from the ground through their roots.  The water travels up the stem of the plant into the leaves and flowers.  The plant uses the water to make food.

When a flower is cut, it no longer has it’s roots.  But the stem of the flower still “drinks” up the water and provides it to the leaves and flowers.

The children then went on to record their observations about what they discovered.

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