07th March 2016
Demonstrate this simple but amazing blooming flower, science activity before letting the children have a go themselves.
As the paper absorbs the water it spreads through the folded petals by ‘capillary action’. The absorbed water makes the fibres in the paper swell and this swelling causes the folded petals of the flower to open up.
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Love to Investigate is a set of 126 scientific investigations that encourage children to be curious, ask questions and explore the world around them.
Our series of practical, exciting investigations cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways, including evolution, mechanisms and air resistance. All activities come with background knowledge for teachers who haven’t taught the topic before and method boards to help children work more independently.