Colorful Carnations Biology Mallory Running The problem is that white flowers change colors in colored water. The project overview was that my hypotheses was correct. There are several different colors of carnations Live in different climates Live on average for seven days out of soil Need LOTS of sunlight Drink about 2 oz. of water a day • Independent variable: the color of the water • Dependent variable: the color of the flower petals • Constant variables: amount of water, amount of sunlight, type of flower, amount of food coloring, temp. of water, temp. of air • Control group: the group with no food coloring in the water • • If you put blue food coloring in white flower’s water, then the flowers will turn blue because the plant with deliver the colored water the petals of the plant. Six glass cups One bottle of neon blue food dye Six white carnations Six cups of water Scissors 1. Cut six with carnations to 7 in long each 2. Put one cup of water into each cup 3. Put on flower in each cup 4.Put four drops of dye in three of the cups 5.Observ e data and take picture over the course of three days 5-5-11 3:10 PM 5-6-11 7:18 AM 5-6-11 9:17PM 5-7-11 6:46PM What I learned from this experiment is that plants adjust to their surroundings rather quickly. The data supports me hypothesis to be correct. • One of the possible experimental errors is that the water that I put into the cups was not exactly the same temperature. This may have affected my data by causing a chemical reaction with the dye, causing it to work better on the flower or not work as well on the flowers. • For future experiments, I would recommend not only starting the whole project earlier, but to put more drops of dye into the water. • "Color Changing Carnations at Steve Spangler Science." Science Projects Experiments, Educational Toys & Science Toys. Web. 12 May 2011. <http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/00000144>. • Vink, By Maggie. "Dyeing Flowers with Food Coloring - DIY Life." DIY Life Projects and Tips. Web. 12 May 2011. <http://www.diylife.com/2008/07/02/dyeing-flowers-with-food-coloring/>. • "Food Coloring Flowers | Make and Takes." Craft Ideas, Kids Crafts, Recipes and More | Make and Takes. Web. 12 May 2011. <http://www.makeandtakes.com/food-coloring-flowers>.