Monday, March 2, 2009

Unplugged Challenge: Bottle

Ocean in a bottle:

We have been learning all about Lewis and Clark trying to find a NorthWest passage to the Pacific Ocean, so for this week's unplugged challenge theme of "bottle", we created an ocean in a bottle.

We started off with an empty 2 liter soda bottle.


Blaze put some small shells into the bottle and I added some clear glitter.



Then we filled the bottle half full of water and added a little blue food coloring.



Next, we filled the bottle the rest of the way to the top with baby oil and glued the lid on the bottle using strong waterproof glue.


When the glue was dry, we were able to turn the bottle on it's side and make waves by rocking it back and forth.

This works because oil and water don't mix.

Don't forget to check out the other "bottle" projects at Unplug Your Kids


Joannof10 said...

We did this project for bottle also! We put glitter in our water, but the shells are a neat idea!

So Smrt said...

Looks like you had a great time! It was a good idea to do this worries of baby oil on the furniture!

Yelli said...

How pretty! He looks like he was having a blast!

Meg said...

I love this idea! My son is a bit young to 'get it' so we ended up making a fish out of a water bottle. it was neat.

sunnymama said...

This is such a great idea and so effective.

Michie said...

We've done this one here too. Sometimes the simplest projects are the most fun! :)

Mom and Kiddo said...

This is a fun idea, and also a good science lesson!

abcmomof3 said...

This is a great project. This might tie in with our weather theme relating maybe to wind or hurricanes :) Thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

How cool is that?!?!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That is SOOOOOO cool! Alex is deffenetly going to be doing that sometime this year. :)


Jennifer said...

I did this with cooking oil. The baby oil is so much better because it is clear. I may have to redo it with baby oil instead.

Katherine said...

I made a small one of those for my daughter to play with when she was really little. That and her shaker (bottle half full of lentils) were favourites for ages!Looks like your son had fun!

Dayna said...

Nice video! I love how you connected the project with your other home studies.

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