Bottle Flipping STEM for all Seasons
Students love bottle flipping. Like it or not it is one of those crazes that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. So why not embrace the crazy by having students complete one of these hands-on bottle flipping STEM challenges??!
This classic water bottle flipping activity is perfect for a warm summer day. Although this investigation can be completed inside, students enjoy the opportunity to learn outside. There are multiple variables students can test out including the water level, size of the water bottle, and shape of the water bottle. Plan your own investigation or check out our pre-planned unit HERE!
Another fun bottle flipping STEM activity that is perfect for spring and Easter is the Jelly Bean Bottle Flip. For this activity the teacher fills three empty water bottles with jelly beans (1/3 full, 1/2 full, and full). Students predict and investigate which bottle will land vertically the most number of times.
With the Frozen Water Bottle Flipping STEM Activity students investigate how freezing water changes the water level. Students also explore and compare whether flipping a frozen water bottle results is more vertical landings than water in a liquid state.
Another fun version of bottle flipping that is perfect for fall and Halloween is Candy Corn Bottle Flipping STEM. For this STEM activity students test out what level of candy corn inside of an empty water bottle is best for bottle flipping (1/3 full, 1/2 full, or full). Students make predictions, test, and reflect on their results.
All of these Bottle Flipping STEM Activities are BUNDLED together at a discount and include teacher and student directions as well as student planning and reflection sheets.
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