A Little Messy
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To Get Started:
- Measure 6 cups of water into one container, then pour 1 cup of dish soap into the water and slowly stir it until the soap is mixed in. Try not to let foam or bubbles form while you stir.
- Measure 1 tablespoon of glycerin or 1/4 cup of corn syrup and add it to the container. Stir the solution until it is mixed together.
- You can use the solution right away, but to make even better bubbles, put the lid on the container and let your super bubble solution sit overnight. (Note: If you used “Ultra” dish soap, double the amount of glycerin or corn syrup.)
- Dip a bubble wand or straw into the mixture, slowly pull it out, wait a few seconds, and then blow. How big of a bubble can you make? How many bubbles can you make in one breath?
Question and Wonder:
- Are all blown bubbles the same size?
- What fills the bubble?
- How do bubbles travel?
Store bought bubbles will work just as well for your experiment.
Imagine and Design:
- What do the bubbles you are making remind you of?
- Where do you see bubbles at home and in the neighborhood?
- What do bubbles look like in sunlight or bright lights?
Test and Discuss:
- How many different size bubbles can you make?
- Are your bubbles as big as a golf ball, tennis ball or marble?
- How far can your bubble travel?
- What are other ways of making bubbles?