These transparent, unbreakable test tubes are used for safe science experiments in classrooms everywhere. They can be sealed with a bottle cap, thrown in the dishwasher, dropped, tapped, or stepped on and they just won't break! Great for encouraging kids to explore and create results on their own. Each test tube measures 15 cm (5.75") tall, 2.5 cm (1") in diameter and holds approximately 60 mL (2 ounces) of liquid. Includes a colorful test tube rack and an activity guide with lots of fun ideas to get kids started on their new science adventure. Perfect for your Science Discovery Center. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.
- 6 Large plastic test tubes (Baby Soda Bottles) with caps
- Test tube rack
How does it work?
Why are these test tubes called Baby Soda Bottles? Steve Spangler coined this name when he introduced them to teachers everywhere as the world's greatest test tube for kids. Believe it or not, Baby Soda Bottles are really just that: baby bottles before they are blown up into the 2-liter soda bottles you see in the store. Here’s how it works: The tubes are placed into a vacuum mold and heated so they soften. Hot air is then blown into the tube, stretching the warmed plastic to 40 times its original size. When the plastic cools into the shape of the mold, the bottle is ready to fill with your favorite refreshing drink.
What does it teach?Baby Soda Bottles can be used to teach kids more things than you can imagine! Grow plants, observe critters, collect water samples, explore different densities, hydrate polymer crystals, and mix all the colors you can find in a rainbow. Kids are only limited by their own creativity—put one of these test tubes in their hands and they’ll be sure to discover something new!
- Does this come with an activity guide?
Yes. There are 15 different hands-on activities inside the guide ranging from experimenting with colors to growing seeds and watching the roots to observing chemical reactions. These things can do it all.
- What color caps does it come with?
The colors are either blue or yellow.
kathryn houghton - March 15, 2012
These are awesome for experiments and such. You get what you pay for!
Best Test Tubes for Kids!
Angela - June 21, 2011
Not only did I use these for my son's science theme birthday party, I also use them at my child care centers. These are the best test tubes for use with children. I love that you can close them up and they do not break. They are also a perfect size for a variety of uses.
Keep Them Coming!
Ed Florida - March 2, 2011
We love to use the “wow items” for discrepant events in our Harris Super Science Saturday (HSSS) programs. Our students of poverty are severely lacking in background experiences that new learning needs to be connected to. Fascinating material can get their attention, motivate them and fill in some of the gaps they have because of their lack of experiences.
Magic sand, lava lamps in the baby soda bottle test tubes, and melting blocks are some of the things we use and just this past week I attended 2 of our nighttime HSSS Meet and Greets and saw again the reaction of students and their families to investigating these fascinating materials.
So keep them coming, Steve Spangler Science!!
Other use too
Gary - December 9, 2010
I used these to hold scroll saw blades...work great!
ScienceTeach - October 10, 2010
I teach middle school kids and they love using these baby soda bottle test tubes simply because they are baby soda bottles. These test tubes work well for all the chemistry labs we do and I couldn't be happier with them.
Great for experiments
Liz b - September 23, 2010
My students love to mix colors in them, do density experiments, and grow water jelly crystals. Its a great value, they are sturdy, and the kids love to take them home. They are my "go to!"
brie - May 24, 2010
I used these as a decoration at my sons birthday party. We filled them with different things and let the kids play with them. At the end of the party I put some of the colored Orbs in them as party gifts for ther guest. Everyone loved it!
Baby Soda Bottles Test Tubes & Rack $ 5.95
Debbie - May 7, 2010
Nice product. We purchased it for my 6th grader for her science project. Easy to transport with the caps provided.
T Leon - February 8, 2010
Totally awesome. We had an amazing science party.
Great little test tubes!
Colin Macdonald Honolulu, Hawaii - October 8, 2009
The bottles are very sturdy and the rack is cleverly designed to be easy to put together.