An Activity for Preschoolers:
Celebrate spring while learning about plant science!
Before You Begin:
Prepare a space to store your flowers overnight, and gather the following materials: clear plastic cups, rubber bands, Liquid Watercolor™ and fresh white flowers.
To illustrate how flower stems absorb nutrients by letting them absorb color.
This is a great STEM activity. The changing color of the flowers demonstrates the properties of plants and how they absorb nutrients.
|Stretch two rubber bands from top to bottom over each cup to hold flowers in place.|
|Place the plastic cups onto a flat surface and fill each with a different color of Liquid Watercolor™.|
|Clip flower stems at an angle on the bottom and place them in each cup.|
|Leave the flowers out to absorb the color. Some flowers will absorb the color overnight, while other flowers may take longer.|
|Enjoy the observation process, as well as the final flower colors!|