Teach your kids about the ocean with the Bottled Sea science project.

Teach your kids how waves move with Bottled Sea: Catch the Wave.

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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
  • Water
  • 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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