Color changing flower science is a wonderfully simple science and STEM experiment you can do any time of the year. Also great for both the Spring season and Valentine’s Day! Fun kitchen science that is super easy to set up and is perfect for home or classroom science. We love science activities for all seasons!
Color Changing Flower Science Experiment
Why not pick up a bunch of simple white flowers at the grocery store and pull out the food coloring. This color changing flower science experiment is literally a STEM activity.
SUPPLIES AND SET UP
Vases or mason jars
Very easy set up and a great way to practice some basic skills. Have your kids fill the jars all to the same point.
Add food coloring at least 25 drops of each color. Feel free to mix the colors, but we didn’t have enough jars! We mixed up yellow, red, green, and blue for our color changing flowers experiment.
MAKE IT AN EXPERIMENT
Choose one color and varying amounts to see if there is much of a difference. What if you cut the stems shorter instead?
Set out the jars somewhere safe and wait. We started our experiment Monday morning and checked in with them everyday.
Within 24 hours we started to see the changing colors.
Whats the science behind the color changing flowers science experiment? How do the flowers take in water? What happens when the water has been colored. The water travels up the stem of the plant and into the leaves and petals. Because the water is colored, the petals soak in the color as well.
Beautiful color changing flower science is a fun way to bring in Spring!
I asked my son what he thought would happen before we added the flowers. He did not think they would change color. He was so surprised to see our flowers.
After a couple days, we had beautiful tinted flowers! Easy to see!
Simple Spring science with flowers. Easy to do with kids.
Color Changing Flower Science Experiment for Kids
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