On our way back from the 'going out' organised to interview a Chinese herbologist, the girls bought a beautiful white rose for Rowan to use in his botany experiment.
What a transformation (not necessarily for the better! ) but a good demonstration of how a plant draws up water right to the tips of its petals. This botany work came out of the practical life activity of cutting and arranging the flowers for our classrooms. Rowan noticed the capillaries in the tulip stems and the work continued from there.
The first pictures are the changes observed in a time span of within half an hour to the end of one day. The final picture is 4 days later.