Capillary Action: It's Flower Power!
How do flowers get water up from the ground and into their stems, leaves, and petals? Use food coloring to demystify this gravity-defying feat of nature, and watch as a white flower changes color before your eyes!
Your child will learn about the forces that can move liquids, including gravity and suction, about how plants are able to nourish themselves with clever mechanics, and about colors and color mixing. He'll also end up with a unique custom-dyed flower!
What You Need:
- One or two clear jars or plastic containers
- White carnations
- Food coloring