Bubble Science


First to start you will need a flashlight. Find a lid (from Pringles can etc.) that is flat and clear and tape it to the top of the flashlight. Encourage children to catch the bubbles on the lid with the flashlight on and see all the pretty colors inside the bubble. have fun!!!


Use inexpensive clear plastic paint drop cloths and clear packing tape from the hardware store to create gigantic bubbles that your students can climb inside. Lay two drop cloths on top of each other and tape the sides shut. Leave an opening for a door and another for a small box fan. Tape the fan to the opening so it will blow inside the bubble. Inflate and enter the bubble through the other opening. Only allow students to enter the bubble with supervision. You can tape together as many plastic sheets as you want to make any size bubble. The box fan will inflate a shape up to 75 feet long!


Materials: 16oz clear plastic bottle, food coloring, dishwashing liquid, water Remove the label from the plastic soda bottle. Fill half way with water and add about 1/4 cup of dishwashing liquid. Children can pick a color they like and add a few drops of food coloring. Screw the cap on *tightly*. Children can shake the bottles like crazy and make a bunch of bubbles on the inside!


Put bubble solution on a table and use a straw to blow a huge bubble. Now you can drive a toy car through it or stick your finger or anything else you can think of through the bubble as long as it is wet!


Fill a glass dish 1/4 of the way with milk. Drop food coloring into dish. Immediately drop dish detergent in same place you dropped food coloring. Watch the reaction!!


Bubbling Yeast

Pour 1 cup of warm water into a bowl. Add 2 packages of dry, active yeast. Next, add 1 tbs. of sugar. Mix gently and watch what happens!


Freeze a Bubble! If the weather outside is below 32 degrees, you can take your bubble activities outdoors. Blow a bubble and catch it on the wand. Wait and watch as it freezes. It will turn into a crystal ball and then shatter like glass! The children will see the ice crystals form. You can also do this with large bubble wands. Dip the wand into the bubble solution but do not blow a bubble. The crystals will form across the mouth of the wand. Have fun!


Read Little Blue Little Yellow by Leo Lionni. Follow up with great art/science activity ~ Add blue food color to small container of bubbles and yellow to another. Let the children blow bubbles. As the bubbles pop onto paper they make blue or yellow circles. Children will discover green “popping” up whenever the blue and yellow mix.


 

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