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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 DrWatts@ars.usda.gov 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