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Simple Science

July 26,2009
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

Photobucket I have been meaning to get some Queen Anne's Lace to try this forever but never saw it in the store. Today on a walk it was everywhere, apparently I am the only person who didn't know it grew wild. Simple science experiments like this are a wonderful way to introduce your child to experiments. I broke it down for my 2 year old simply by asking what will happen if... then asking why and filling in any gaps they may have. You will probably be surprised how much they will figure out by doing simple science. 1. Gather your materials. You will need some Queen Anne's Lace, a few glass jars, water and food coloring. Photobucket 2. Drop your food coloring in the jars. Photobucket 3. Add your water. Photobucket 4. Put in your flowers. Photobucket 5. Pop them in the sun and wait. Photobucket It didn't take long for ours to change colors, the blue ones were blue in about an hour, the green turned a little slower and the purple well, they are still white. Photobucket