Bubbles are an amazing way to explore the science properties solutions, light refraction, colour mixing and MORE. In fact, scientists study bubbles ALL kinds of science areas such as: medicine distribution in humans, sounds made underwater and the effect those sounds have on fish and even how the Sun works!
Give this little gem a try with our Crazy Bubble Juice or using materials around the house.
1 x medium dish
1 x bubble blowing device
1 x pair of cotton gloves
NOTE: You can use a mixture of dishwashing liquid and glycerin BUT you will need to find the best ratios and they will not last as long as our Crazy Bubble Juice bubbles.
1) The liquid is a chemical and made up of a variety of soap type chemicals. Therefore, do not taste, rub in eyes and always wash your hands after investigating.
2) Parental supervision needed with young children.
3) If spilt on the ground, a slipping harzard will be created. Make sure you wipe any spilt liquid immediately.
Our Crazy Bubble Juice is very concentrated and needs to be diluted before you use it. A recommended ratio is 1:4 to make amazing flexible bubbles.
eg. 100mL of bubble juice to400mL of distilled water
Pour the diluted mixture into a flat dish and use the bubble device to make bubbles. Once you have the skill to make bubbles, place the glove on one hand and see if you can catch a bubble.
Once you can catch bubbles, then try bouncing it up and down on your glove.
Place both gloves on and make bubbles. Catch a bubble and see if you can juggle it between your hands.
Catch a bubble and then see if you can bounce a smaller bubble on the surface of the bigger bubble (like a trampoline).
Check out the ‘Wacky Science’ video of this experiment and ‘What’s Going On’ series link. They are currently ‘In Production’, so check back soon…..
Wacky Science Ep
What's Going On?
The bubbles in this experiment can be juggled because they are flexible. The soap mixture allows the bubbles to flex as they hit your hand but then rebound (without bursting).
The bubbles also don’t burst because the gloves do two things:
1) They provide a large surface area on which the bubble can land. This stops the bubble from bursting.
2) They provide a surface that is clean. Dirt causes the bubble to burst. Wearing the gloves (if clean from dirt) keeps the surface tension on the bubbles from bursting.
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– more details,
– pictures of the second half of the experiment
– information on how to investigate this further
– links to everyday examples
– management hints & teaching pointers (5P Teacher develpoment program)
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- HD pictures of experiment steps
- Detailed explanation of science
- Mini-challenge section (another experiment)
- Making it a â€˜Scientific Methodâ€™ experience
- Graphing opportunities
- REAL links and descriptions to everyday examples of concept.