Jelly Bean Bottle Flipping STEM Activity

Jelly Bean Bottle Flipping STEM Activity

Have you seen the water bottle flipping sensation buzzing around the internet?

It has even made its way into our schools and students have picked up the habit. As a third grade teacher I have noticed my students flipping their milk cartons at lunch and breakfast, and it drives me CRAZY!

However, as the old saying goes, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!" That is why I have decided to turn this obsession into a learning opportunity by creating...Jelly Bean Bottle Flipping STEM!

To start off the activity student curiosity and suspense is built by watching the following YouTube video of water bottle flipping trick shots. The video provides the background knowledge students need to do the activity. It also gets students excited to see other kids their age doing such awesome tricks!

After watching the video students make a prediction about which bottle full of jelly beans will flip the best. Once students have made their predictions they conduct the experiment by flipping each bottle multiple times and recording how it lands.

To conclude the activity students reflect on their experiment. Was their prediction correct? Which bottle was the best to flip and why?

To learn more about the experiment click on the image below.

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