Magical Bouncing Bubbles

March 31, 2020

Bubbles are an activity that children of all ages love to play and explore using.  This activity can be done inside or outside.  When you do this activity it will give children the opportunity to run and continue using their large muscles.  A fun way to get their bodies moving and enjoying the fresh spring weather we are now able to enjoy.  Remember to have fun while learning about why these bubbles can bounce.

 

 

 

 

 

What you will need:

4 Tablespoons water

1 Tablespoon liquid dish soap

2 Tablespoons white granulated sugar

1 pair stretchy winter gloves

1 bubble wand

 

Put the water in a small bowl and pour in the liquid dish soap.  Add the sugar to the bowl and stir gently until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Put on the gloves and gently blow bubbles with the bubble wand.  Using your gloved hands try to catch the bubbles.  For more of a challenge see if you can bounce the bubbles once you have caught them.  What else can you do with your magical bouncing bubbles?

 

So what is happening with this experiment?  The sugar slows down water evaporation in the bubbles you have blown.  This can cause the bubbles to last longer.  The natural oils on your hands can break the surface tension of the bubbles.  Breaking the surface tension causes bubbles to pop.  The gloves keep the bubbles from coming in contact with your skin’s natural oils.

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