Bottle Biology

February 1st, 2005 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
BottleBiology.org

A BIG THANK YOU goes out to list member, Tammy Parker, for recommending today’s website! This is quite ingenious. The creator of the site has figured out a way to use recycled plastic soda bottles for some interesting science experiments. When you get to the site you will see a colorful illustration of a bottle biology project, along with a menu on the left and an invitation to purchase the companion book on the right. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to purchase anything. There are FREE experiments here as well.)

The menu offers an introduction to bottle biology along with directions and illustrations on the nuts and bolts of using plastic soda bottles for science explorations. You’ll find detailed information on the tools you will need, basic bottle cutting, working with hanging bottles and more. Click on “Bottle Column Investigations” to find 3 experiments that you can do at home to learn more about decomposition, fermentation, and the “terra-aqua” or land-water connection.

Bottle Biology not only offers a fun way to investigate science, it’s a great demonstration that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

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