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Activity

Shaker from recycled water bottle

Summary: 
Use rice and a water bottle to make a shaker.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Materials: 
  • Water bottle, or other drink bottle, clean and dry, with cap
  • Rice, beans or other dried small things
Procedure: 

Add some dried rice to the bottle and cap.
Shake.

Change the objects in the bottle to see how they change the sound.
With older students, discuss why the sound might change.

Grades taught: 
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
Brownies