We used the discovery bottles in several lessons teaching the concept of making observations and asking questions.
After making observations and recording them, we learned that scientists must ask questions to continue learning. We played a game called Observation or Question! The students picked a bottle, drew a card with either an eye or a question mark, and then either made an observation ("I observe _____") or asked a question ("I wonder _______").
My little scientists did a fantastic job recording their observations and drawing realistic pictures!
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If you want to make your own discovery bottles, here are the ingredients we used:
- #1: Light Karo syrup and various objects (little toys, plastic letters, paper clips...)
- #2: Water, glitter, and blue food coloring
- #3: Water, red food coloring, vegetable oil
- #4: Water and various items that either sink or float
- #5: Water, laundry detergent, glitter
- #6: Rice and various objects
- #7: Shampoo and ocean animal beads
- #8: Soil and water