The Scientific Method

Will food coloring affect the color of flowers?

DESIGN THE EXPERIMENT

Materials needed: 4 white daisy sprouts, 4 pots filled with soil, blue, yellow, and red food coloring, water, window. 4 GROUPS: control (c), blue (b), yellow (y), red (r)


Directions: plant 1 sprout in each pot of soil, set outside of window, water everyday, add two additional drops with the three different food coloring to three separate flowers, record observations every week

TESTING THE HYPOTHESIS

Flower: Dead/Alive;Color of Blossom

WEEK 1:

c: alive;white

b: alive;white

y: alive;white

r: alive;white


WEEK 2:

c: alive;white

b: alive;white

y: alive;white

r: alive;pink


WEEK 3:

c: alive;white

b: alive;light blue

y: alive;off-white

r: alive;dark pink


WEEK 4:

c: alive;white

b: alive;light blue

y: dead;brown

r: alive;red

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, my hypothesis was correct. Food coloring will affect the color of the flower's petals.