The edible water bottle is a blob-like water container made from sodium alginate gel. The biodegradable blob was created by Skipping Rocks Lab in an attempt to make a more environmentally friendly alternative to single-serving plastic bottles.
The container, named "Ooho" by its creators, encloses a small volume of water in a membrane made from brown algae and calcium chloride. The manufacturing process is covered under a Creative Commons license, making the recipe freely distributed and readily available for anyone to use.
I have had this idea to try to make the edible water bottles in the classroom myself for a long time. Isn’t a great hands-on activity for Protecting Earth Resources Unit? So, here we go! I finally did the mini presentation which would sever as a guide to support during the first time.
The first part of the slideshow (slides #2 – 5) is a guide for talking points about the distribution and importance of world’s water.
The second part of it (slides #6 – 14) is the guide with materials, and step by step procedures in making this edible bubble as well as a conclusion about consuming this type of bottles versus regular plastic water bottles.
The presentation contains animated clip art and links to related videos on YouTube. Therefore, Internet access is required. Note: If you wish to show the videos in full screen, please, project them directly from YouTube.
Shortly, I will be adding more thorough and relevant information and resources to this topic, including class oriented discussions and educational handouts to enhance the learning in our classrooms and beyond them.
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