Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Science Project in Ra's al Khaymah

Kate sent me the following e-mail this morning:

"This week Rayyan's science lesson was on plants, the experiment to put white carnations in water with food coloring. The local florist didn't have white carnations, but said that mums would be better and actually orchids the best (as if!). So I bought some mums (and he gave me a dyed orchid as a gift).
I remember trying something like this with celery as a younger person, but I don't recall it working terribly well. But maybe celery isn't as fun as flowers."
Here Rayyan, Bilal and Nusaiba make the dye containers into which they will stick the flowers to see if they really change colors


  1. Oooh! How fun is that!?!? The mums are so much prettier than the carnations would have been too. Neat project. :) I will have to keep it in mind if we decide to go the home-school route. (Still undecided on that... luckily I have a few years to think about it still).

  2. I love your Farmer's Market Opening Day pictures! I wish we had markets here like you do there! The markets are so far from openingout here... still way too cold. Post more! :)