Review: Whirlpool Fizzy Bottle Science by Heebie Jeebies
Create Your Own Vortex
The team at Professor Plums in Australia were kind enough to send us a vortex valve, aka: Whirlpool Fizzy Bottle Science.
Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this toy; it has been cleverly engineered to create an awesome looking vortex when water flows through it. Here is our review, and some information about the Whirlpool Fizzy Bottle Science Vortex Valve.
The Whirlpool Fizzy Bottle Science Toy connects on both sides to standard plastic bottles. We used old 1.25L soft drink bottles. Just add about 600mL of water to one bottle before joining them.
When you turn the toy over, the water will flow from the top bottle into the second bottle. With a little bit of assistance to start it off (circular hand motion), you will see a vortex appear in the water. The vortex will continue until the bottle is empty.
This toy is a great STEM activity. Depending on the age of your kids, it could be used as an exciting demonstration, or for older kids, you could dive into the science behind the vortex.
What's In The Box?
This toy is straightforward. It is a single piece of well-engineered plastic that connects two bottles. In the packet, you will see the toy and instructions. The instructions manual also includes four experiments for you to try. We have added the instructions at the bottom for you to download.
Our Review & Opinion
This toy is less than $4AUD. We totally recommend adding this to your STEM toy collection. Grab it out when you want a quick, easy and entertaining activity for the kids. Just a tip, we always have 2 x 2L bottles, and 2 x 1.25L bottles on hand for all the different activities we have.
We give the Whirlpool Fizzy Bottle Science 5 out of 5. There is nothing to fault with this toy.
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