Plant dissection: perfect spring project
Sadly I don't have a blooming flowers in our garden/yard (yet) so we borrowed some from our neighbors abundant camellia bushes. Mostly just the ones that had already fallen to the ground ;-)
The kids loved taking each piece off the stem, taping it to the paper and labeling it. We also used food dye to color flowers and demonstrate the vascular system in these plants. The flower tips were blue in a few hours. The celery took more time- 6 -12 hours before we saw color on the leaves.