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Make an Underwater Scope
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MAKE AN UNDERWATER SCOPE!

 

What better way to check out a creek or stream than to see what’s happening inside it. Spy on what’s going on underwater with your own underwater scope.

YOU WILL NEED

  • an empty coffee can
  • plastic wrap
  • rubber band
  • colored construction paper
  • glue
  • scissors

STEP ONE

Using a can opener, cut the end off of an empty coffee can so both ends are open.

STEP TWO

If you want to add color to your can, cut a piece of construction paper to fit the size of the coffee can all the way around. Then glue it on.

STEP THREE

Cut a large piece of plastic wrap and cover one end of the can. Secure the plastic wrap with a heavy-duty rubber band. Place the scope in the water with the plastic wrap side facing down and take a look at whatever decides to swim by!

 

 

 

 

Make an underwater scope

BONUS

If you want to make a scope for deeper water, follow the same steps but use a longer piece of PVC pipe in place of the coffee can!

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