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Friday, August 14, 2009

Project Fun Friday - "Carnation Count"

Carnation Count

3 White, Fresh Carnations
3 Cups, same size preferred
Food Coloring

Chart (Optional)

Fill each cup with cool to warm water and place 2 - 3 drops of food coloring into each cup, choosing ONE color for each cup.

Cut each carnation stem at an angle making sure the total length of each flower is one inch taller than the chosen cup.

Choose a place in the house where you and your child can observe the progress of the carnations while being out of the way so they won't get knocked over.

You can make a chart or calender marking how many days it takes for each carnation to change from white to their designated color or how long it took all of them to completely turn.

This is a great science project that is easy, cheap and can last a few days. The mission is to engage your child with questions about the project and the change the flowers will take over time.


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  1. Wow! Sounds interesting. My sister always do her art projects in school. I can recommend this to her. Thank you so much.

  2. What a fun idea! I will have to try it with my girls.