This is a fun activity courtesy of the people from Ultimate Wave Tahiti, coming to the Dr. Phillips CineDome on June 19.

You will need:
  • A clear plastic bottle, about 20 oz (600 ml) size or smaller
  • Rubbing alcohol, enough to fill the bottle half-way
  • Mineral spirits, enough to fill the bottle half-way
  • Food coloring, a few drops; you choose the color

 

Directions

Do these steps in a sink with help from an adult:

  1. Fill the bottle half-way with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Add three or four drops of food coloring to the alcohol and shake to mix.
  3. Add mineral spirits to fill the bottle and put the top onto the bottle. Be sure the top is tight!
  4. Hold bottle horizontally until the layers separate, then raise and lower one end to create waves.

For more information about different types of waves and wave features, visit www.ultimatewavetahiti.com/explore.


Bookmark and Share

Orlando Science Center • 777 E. Princeton Street • Orlando, Florida 32803 • Phone: 407.514.2000 • Toll Free: 888.OSC.4FUN • Email: [email protected]
  Supported by the City of Orlando, Orange County, and United Arts of Central Florida with funds from the United Arts campaign and the State of Florida,
Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Privacy Policy