springtime science experiment

Springtime Science Experiment

As if I wasn’t busy enough these days, I am also a full time student working on my BA in Child Development through National University- I heart online education! Wade and I both take classes through there and both also took February off in expectation of Miss Avery coming mid- month and having some time to adjust before our March class started (one class a month).

You were there, that didn’t happen.

So with Avery 3 days old we were back in school, had we known we would have taken a February class and not a March one- oh well, we are surviving and the class is half over. But anyways, for this class I needed to plan and implement some activities and this is the one I did for Science.

I am sure we have all done the food coloring and celery experiment where you put it in the colored water and watch it change color, and this is the same idea but with flowers so a little more decorative so to speak and spring themed. It is a great activity to do with children or to even change the color of flowers to match a party or tablescape.

Super simple, fill your cup or vase up with water and color it your desired shade and place the flowers in and in a day or so you will have flowers the color of your water! If you are just doing this for fun I suggest carnations because they last forever but you can do it with any white flowers. I just saw on Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee she did this with roses to match her tablescape.

To take it one step further you could try this: Notice that there are flowers between the cups that are taller and that is because I took the stem of some of the flowers and cut up the middle so there were two halves, then you take each side and place it into it’s own color by putting the cups right next to each other. They should be able to stand on their own but if you have any issues then just tape either the cups together or the stems to the cups. Here you could have your children predict what they think will happen, if the stem is half in blue and half in yellow will it turn green or will the petals be half blue and half yellow? Hint- it is the second one, there is almost a defined line that separates the two colors on the petals, pretty awesome!

If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

6 Responses to Springtime Science Experiment

  1. Chatty Crone March 17, 2010 at 1:05 am #

    I’m going to use this with my grandson. Good luck with your class and your sweetie pie is 3 weeks old already! Wow.

  2. Ashley March 17, 2010 at 3:31 am #

    My nephews are coming home for Easter and I can’t wait. They love giving their granny flowers, and if we do this, they’ll be able to tell her that they “made” the flowers themselves. I think I remember doing this as a kid. How long does it take for the color to change?

  3. Bossy Betty March 17, 2010 at 3:43 am #

    You are one busy Mama! Thanks for keeping us your blog and giving us these great ideas!

  4. Michelle March 17, 2010 at 4:27 am #

    You will start seeing the color change in a day and it will get stronger after a couple of days.

  5. Miller Racing Family March 17, 2010 at 6:36 pm #

    Bless your heart. I can’t imagine juggling all you do. We might start calling you super busy crafty mom! lol
    Good luck with the classes!

  6. Angie S March 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Fun Fun!!