Ocean in a Bottle


 Ocean in a Bottle

We had Ocean Week at Preschool and I saw the idea of making Ocean in a Bottle. It was a great way to teach the way waves move in the ocean as well as teaching that some liquids don’t combine. Water and Oil separate and don’t stay mixed together. We also had to figure out what 2 colors make Blue Water. This is just an overall great Science Lesson.

You can use larger bottles or just what you have on hand, which for me was water bottles. My kids put in beads that we had as well. You can add sand or sea shells for an awesome effect.

You fill the bottle about a 1/3 of the way with oil, such as canola, and then add in 2/3 water and blue food coloring. I added super glue to the top of the lid to help keep it closed. I would hate for that to spill on something.

 

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