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Bottled Sea: Catch a Wave
Bottled Sea: Catch a Wave is a science project that teaches kids how to make waves. Oil and water don't mix -- watch the waves build in this experiment.
What You'll Need:
- Plastic soda bottle
- Blue food color
- Mineral oil
Learn about Bottled Sea: Catch a WaveStep 1: Fill a plastic soda bottle about 2/3 of the way with water. Add blue food color to the water and swirl.
Step 2: Fill the remainder of the bottle with clear mineral oil. Fill it all the way so that no air remains when the bottle is capped.
Step 3: Set the bottle down horizontally, and you'll see a layer of oil on top with a layer of blue water underneath it. Tilt the bottle from side to side slowly, and watch the wave flow.
Step 4: Try tilting one side up before the wave reaches it to see the wave crash on shore and reverse directions.
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Want more science projects you can do with your kids? Try:
- Science Projects for Kids: States of Matter
- Science Projects for Kids: Air Pressure
- Science Projects for Kids: The Moon