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Grand Award

3rd Place
HS-PL19

The Effects of Ebullition on the Corolla of a Flower to Produce Paint

Plant Sciences
Lilly Kornfeld Taylor Kleefeld

Grade:
10
Teacher:
Dr Tara Archuleta

"In the process of making paint, toxic ingredients are used. However, paint should be made with natural ingredients with an easy procedure. While flowers have been made into paint, they have not been tested to determine which species was the best at producing vibrant pigment. We tackled the research question by carrying out our experiment by turning the corolla of a flower into paint. We boiled water and crushed the petals with a mortar and pestle, combined the water and petals, and made watercolor paint, coming in several different colors, depending on the type of flower. The key impact of our research was to figure out if the ebullition of the corolla of a flower could result in a more natural, eco-friendly paint. "


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3 thoughts on “The Effects of Ebullition on the Corolla of a Flower to Produce Paint

  1. This is a really good topic to research considering how many people use paint regularly, and this is very interesting data to look at.

  2. I think it’s great that you want to make more environmentally-friendly paint using natural ingredients!

    Best wishes for your future scientific endeavors!

  3. I really liked this project, especially since it came from your own experience with art. Your display was easy to understand with clear pictures and graphs. Good notebook. I hope you can find out more about how people made paint long before our modern paints – some interesting stories there. Keep up the good work and come back next year!

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