Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spring Break Activity

Capillary Action



This is a good one.
Color some water with food coloring - any color is fine, but it should be enough of a contrast to the flower's color to be easily seen. Put your cut (or "hand-picked" :)) flower in a clear vase or jar. Enjoy the show!
It will take at least a day for the color to start showing. Carnations work really well for this (as evidenced by all the green ones worn on lapels on St. Paddy's Day.)

5 comments:

the dragonfly said...

We did this in my science class in eighth grade. Except a little different...we made a slit in the stem and put half in a glass of red water and half in a glass of green water. We had red and green carnations!

Misty said...

How fun! Must do this.

Nowheymama said...

What a good idea! And thanks for the Crafty Crow link. We have some days off from school later on this month.

Nowheymama said...

And thanks for the ring craft! We have some sparkly pipe cleaners that will look soo fancy!

Kathryn said...

I remember this experiment from school, but never did it on my own. My boys will love this one! Thanks for the reminder. :)