Recently as part of our science lesson we did an experiment where we took a white carnation, a jam jar, blue food dye and some water. We put a bit of water in the jar and and added 15ml of food dye. We then put in the flower in. The science book said it should have turned blue in an hour, but it didn’t. We tried a number of different things like splitting the stalk, adding the rest of the dye and then we tried diluting it, NOTHING happened.
FOUR DAYS LATER
The only change is a few blue flecks on the edges of each petal.
Are there any scientists, science enthusiasts or anyone out there who could give me a hand?
WHERE DID I GO WRONG?