Discovery Bottlesby: Sandy Watson

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Discover discovery bottles! These wide-mouth plastic containers of any size filled with objects of different kinds can be terrific tools for science explorations and a great way to cultivate science minds in a K—2 science classroom. In addition, the author has found them to be a useful, inexpensive, and engaging way to help students develop skills in making predictions, observations, and comparisons. Here she shares a few of her favorite physical science lesson ideas using discovery bottles.

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  • on Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:04 PM

This article introduces a great hands-on activity for young learners. Using two-liter bottles filled with various objects. Students use the bottle to explore concepts link sink or float and magnetism. This is an outstanding activity that I cannot wait to use with my students!

Maureen Stover  (Seaside, CA)
Maureen Stover (Seaside, CA)

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