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“Bottles Of Fun” is an idea for looking at waves and water movement




PreK, K  

Title – bottles of fun!
By – Debbie Haren
Primary Subject – Science
Secondary Subjects –
Grade Level – Preschool and Kindergarten
plastic empty bottle (soda pop container)
duct tape
streamers that are metallic and multi colored

Have the children pick out what kind of streamers and sequins they want to put into their bottle. Put the streamers in the container then fill it full of water. Let the children shake and experiment with the container. After the water is put in put on the cap. Then take the duct tape and secure the lid on by taping it shut. Then, talk about how the streamers move back and forth in the water when the bottle is tipped. You can also explain that is how waves work in the ocean. You can add many other things to the bottle if you would like.
Have Fun!!
To look at things in water instead of in the air. To let children look at the way water moves back in the bottle. To be able to shake and move water around and watch an object move with the water.

Extension: :
Look at how adding different materials and ingredients changes the water color and texture. For instance add a few drops of blue food coloring and maybe a plastic fish.
Also you could add other ingredients such as oil or cornstarch. How did the water change? Enjoy!

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