These Earth Day discovery bottles are fun and easy for kids to make and play with too. Sensory or discovery bottles are awesome for little hands. Enjoy simple science concepts within these earth inspired discovery bottles. Easy supplies make Earth Day or any day discovery bottles perfect for early learning! We enjoy simple science activities all year round.

EARTH DAY DISCOVERY BOTTLES FOR SCIENCE ACTIVITIES

Earth Day Discovery Bottles Science Experiments and Activities

Make Earth Day discovery bottles for Science Play

We made a few Earth Day discovery bottles for preschool science exploration this week. Our science discovery bottles have always been popular with my son! He especially loved our Tornado Weather Bottle!

Preschool science is a great opportunity to explore simple science concepts in a playful way. Our Earth Day discovery bottles also have a great Earth theme with the colors green and blue for ocean and land! Check out our newest Earth Day slime too.

 

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EARTH DAY DISCOVERY BOTTLES ARE SIMPLE TO MAKE!

Our Earth Day discovery bottles are fun to make together or prepare ahead of time for an early learning play surprise! I love the VOSS water bottles. Although a bit of an initial investment, they have been easy to clean and save for another activity!

My son enjoys helping to fill the bottles. These Earth Day bottles are perfect for opening up great conversations about the Earth, Earth Day, and saving our planet as well as looking at some cool science concepts like magnetism and density.

What’s in our Earth Day discovery bottles?

Starting left to right in the above picture, each bottle has a different sensory and science idea to explore!

  • Bottle 1: Oil and water density discovery bottle. We filled the bottle halfway with water and used blue food coloring to make it blue like the ocean. We add baby oil until the bottle was almost full. Make sure to leave some space at the top, so you can move it around like a wave. We made this once before for our Ocean Science Early Learning Activities.
  • Bottle 2: Magnet Science bottleFill a bottle with water and add paper clips {dollar store colored paper clips work great}. Use a magnetic wand to move them around in the water!
  • Bottle 3: Glitter Sensory Bottle. These discovery bottles can be fun and cheap to make. He wanted to add something to shake around so he used his marbles and stuck with our green and blue Earth theme! Check out how to make our inexpensive glitter sensory bottles with this post. 
  • Bottle 4: More Magnets Discovery Bottle. We used the magnets from our magnet set this time to see how they would work with our magnetic wands. We also counted out the continents and the oceans for the magnetic balls. This was a great opportunity to talk about the continents and oceans!
  • Bottle 5: Nature Earth Science Discovery Bottle: We filled this discovery bottle with rocks, shells, pine cones, and sand. We talked about the land and the things we find on the land!

Earth day Science with discovery bottles

Make sure to add a magnifying glass and a  magnetic wand for your Earth Day Discovery Bottles to encourage exploration!

 

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Earth Day science experiments and activities for kids

We enjoy leaving our discovery bottles in a basket on the table or bookshelf for a week or two. Everyone takes a look at them and enjoys them. It always seems to encourage a few new conversations about the Earth, science, and the world around us.

MORE EARTH DAY THEME ACTIVITY IDEAS

SIMPLE EARTH DAY DISCOVERY BOTTLE FOR SCIENCE

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17 Comments

  1. Where can I purchase these discovery bottles (without the contents, of course). They seem sturdy and durable and perfect for my toddler classroom. Where can I find them to purchase?

  2. From experience, VOSS are a no gonfor my preschool room. Expensive bottles and while sturdy, the lids crack and break easily. I use smart water bottles for mine. Thick sturdy plastic and no lid to worry about breaking. It is a bummer though because the VOSS bottle do look so amazing! $12 on plastic water bottles and they didn’t last a day. Boo.

  3. That’s too bad! I hope you find a good one for your needs. Maybe gatorade bottles! You can also wrap colored duct tape around the lids and that might help them from cracking. It’s also a nice way to add color to a theme.

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