Investigating Transport Systems in a Flowering Plant

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Some weddings have flowers in a unique, unnatural color to match the theme. Young scientists take part in this process to learn about the function of the xylem as they observe colored water moving through a flower. Then, they experiment with mixing colors to create a flower with a different color.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge groups to create a new color through this technique
Classroom Considerations

  • Experiment could last from two hours to two weeks just observing the changes daily
  • Follow all safety guidelines and, if necessary, cut the stems yourself

  • Hands-on activity using simple materials
  • Adjusts easily to middle school or high school level

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