you ever wondered whether you can blow square bubbles? Using bubble
mix and pipe cleaners find out the answer to this question and
others through hands-on experimentation.
and Science of Bubbles
site is loaded with fun actitivies. Bubble magic, how to make a
pop-proof bubble, recipes, how to make bigger and better bubbles,
U.S. Department of Education
This site contains
a recipe for making bubbles.
Geometry - Science Museum of Minnesota
Make your own
bubble wands from pipe cleaners, straws, strawberry baskets, and
coat hangers. Then, perform simple experiments to see various bubble
shapes. What happens when you blow the bubbles? Dig deeper by reading
Bubbles by Bernie Zubrowski. Younger students will enjoy all of
the activities that are presented on this Web site.
Dive into the
Sticky Water section and learn about surface tension. Jump over
to the Shape of Bubbles to find the underlying reason why a bubble
always has stretch and why the tension in a bubble
tries to shrink it to into the smallest possible surface area for
the volume of air it contains. What happens when bubble meets bubble?
Does the color of a bubble tell you when it is going to pop? Middle
and high school students will benefit most from the scientific
- Science World
If you are looking
for a one-page lesson that contains several bubble solution recipes,
materials list, questions, and extensions, then this is the place
to go. You could accomplish this lesson in 1-2 days, depending
on the time you have with your class. In addition, you can view
a movie clip on bubbles.
Did you know
that the Pear Soap Company, in England, was responsible for the
19th century popularization of both soap and bubble blowing? Historical
tidbits are one of the highlights from this site, which is chock-full
of information about the principals of bubbles. Professor Bubbles,
a professional entertainer, is your host. He is also the inventor
of some popular commercially sold bubble toys.
of Bubbles Lesson
This after school
lesson provides a recipe for making bubbles and engaging students
in critical thinking skills. A KWL chart, data sheet, and detailed
instructions for completing the activity are included.