|This is one of my word bottles. The filler here is rice. Be sure to leave room at the top so the rice will move around freely exposing words here and there for the students to read and record.|
|I made three different word bottles. Each with a different filler. — Rice, Salt, and pom poms.|
I am going to list out all the items I used for filler, but the sky is the limit! Just start cleaning out your cupboards, pantry, or craft closet!
Next I made some science discovery bottles and an observation/recording sheet to go with them. I begin the school year with these as my first science workstation. It is a great way to set expectations and allow students to explore as they get used to workstation time.
|This is a static electricity bottle. I put in small pieces of tissue paper. Students rub the bottle on their head or clothes and the tissue paper sticks to the side of the bottle where they rubbed it.|
|This ocean bottle is 1/2 water 1/4 oil and blue food coloring. It shows the layer of oil and water and when the students roll it around it makes waves.|
|This tornado bottle is 1/4 glitter (any color) half water and a little clothes detergent for a nice cloud at the top.|
|Things like paper clips, legos, tiny toys, screws, nuts, bolts, rubber bands, penny or other small objects.|
Tips: Be sure to hot glue your bottles closed and put a number on the lid of each bottle for easy reference when students write about bottles during the science center.