Color Changing Carnations – Sick Science! #020

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Where does the water go when a plant is watered? With this experiment, children can discover for themselves how essential the functions of roots and stems are to plant growth. As the colored water is absorbed, students will be able to see how the water is absorbed into the plant and the petals of the carnation change color.

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12 Comments

  1. For an extra cool twist, split the stem in quarters and have each quarter in different colours. An ice cube tray helps with this. You get the most amazing effect!

  2. Im thinking of trying this on a live watermelon branch at start of melon creation with 100% freshly squezzed blueberry juice in a sort of hydroponic tank idea. Thoughts on results?

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