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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Roses Aren't Red

 rose graphicRoses Aren't Red
Thanks to pigments, genes, and high-tech tools, science can now change the natural color of flowers.

 animated flower opening and closingWOW!
Here's your chance to be creative and go totally crazy! Help Dr. Griesbach write a new nursery rhyme that tells about his research. The Cracking Nature's Color-Code for Flowers story in the Plants section of Sci4Kids includes lots of super cool words to work with. Here are a few--blue roses, orange petunias, marigolds, genes, DNA, palette, pigments, high tech, flavonoids, carotenoids, cholorophyll, vacuoles, acidity.

 NO RULES--GOhappy flower jumping up and downWILD!
 TEACHERS: Have any of your students done an awesome job of capturing the science in Dr. Griesbach's research? Submit their rhymes to for inclusion in his "MAILBAG." Be sure to include the student's first name only, grade, school, and State, as well as YOUR name.

 Click Here: Roses Aren't Red.pdf






Last Modified: 8/27/2002
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