We shared ideas of seed science experiments for kids and plant science a while ago. Today we will share flower science experiments you can do in your backyard or in your kitchen with kids. They are great gardening projects for the summer, also great activities for Mother’s day. With the wonderful display effect of most experiments, they are also great school science fair project ideas.
Amazing Flower Science Projects for Kids
Dissect flower parts and make a flower parts card. I like the wonderful set up that makes the observation easy and ends up with a beautiful card.
Put flowers in water, will they sink or float? What makes them move in the water? Wind? Current?
Make some natural watercolor using flowers. It is a great way to combine science and art in one activity.
Do a flower pigment science experiment to further learn about pigments of colors and compare pigments among several flowers.
Create some glowing flowers for celebration of any occasions: Mother’s day, birthday, or simply celebrate the season.
Dye flowers into different colors and learn how water travels from stem to flowers. You can use this template for science design, data record, and analysis. Here is another example of bi-color flowers.
You can even create a flower that has two colors, half with one color and half with a different color. This experiment will show kids how water travels to different parts of flowers.
What will keep cut flowers fresh longer? Tell kids that they can do a science experiment to find out.
Have you done something different with flowers?
I hope you like these science experiments. Doing science at home is not just for fun, it is also to cultivate child’s interest in science and help them grow scientific thinking skills. I encourage you follow the scientific steps while working with kids on these fun activities. I outlined the steps and developed this Science Experiment Recording Sheet. I highly recommend using it, even with young children. They can draw pictures if they can’t write. It is the process that is important, starting with questions and hypothesis.
For more flower activities, such as math and crafts, check out our complete guide of flower themed learning activities for kids from preschool to school age.
Looking for more easy and fun science activities for kids to do in Spring? Check out 9 Seed science experiments for kids.