Bottle Flipping in the Classroom:
know you must think Flipping Water Bottles in Class is crazy! “Why in the world would a teacher
purposely let her students flip water bottles in the class?”
start out thinking water bottle flipping would be a cool activity for the
classroom. The sound alone will drive you CRAZY!
ROOM! My students started getting in trouble flipping their water bottles,
Gatorade Bottles, or anything else they thought they could flip. One of my best friends happens to be on lunch duty. She started
telling me about it and that she even had tried it. What in the WORLD!!! She then said that she
wanted to add it to our Wonder Lab Classroom as an activity!!
What ever you call it that would make WATER Bottle Flipping a fun thing to do. Wow! Videos and articles galore! The more I read about how kids all over the country were spending lots of time trying different ways to flip bottles, the more I realize how much my kids would love doing it in class. So what concepts could I teach through this engaging TREND?
- What makes a bottle flip better than another bottle?
- How much water do you put in a bottle?
- Should you stand or sit?
- Data Collection
- Opinion Writing
- Problem Solving
- Measurements (Liters and Milliliters)