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Experimenting with Bubbles!

August 2, 2014
Samples to test.

Samples of bubble mixer to test for making bubbles.

Experimenting with Bubbles!

Playing with bubbles can be very scientific and fun!  I set up for samples for the kids to “experiment” while working in teams.  I used baby food jars with the following in each:

  • water
  • water and a squirt of liquid detergent
  • water, a squirt of liquid detergent and a teaspoon of sugar
  • water, a squirt of liquid detergent and 10 drops of glycerin

Have the kids make up small wands with 1/2 a pipe cleaner (to fit in a baby food jar). Then take them outside and challenge them to determine what solution makes the best bubbles?  Does one solution make bubbles that float in the air longer?

Surprisingly the sugar really makes incredible bubbles.   They lasted longer when the kids weren’t chasing them down, that is.


Testing out the bubbles!

If you’re looking for more activities with bubbles or ways to explain bubbles to children, check out this site Left Brain Craft Brain.

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