Ocean in a Bottle


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In this simulation activity, learners observe what can happen when ocean waves churn up water and oil from an oil spill. Learners fill a large bottle with water, blue coloring and hair conditioner (representing an oil spill), then rock the bottle to create movement of the solution that resembles ocean waves.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 9

    Topics: Physics, Earth's Resources, Chemistry, States of Matter (solids, liquids, gases), Ecology & Ecosystems, Earth & Space Science

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    Tool for: Students