Thanks to its partnership with publisher Eye on Education, EducationWorld is pleased to present this fun science activity from Family Science Night: Fun Tips, Activities, and Ideas by Shelley S. Connell. The book provides easy-to-implement, content-rich tips and ideas that will cultivate positive attitudes toward science. The following activity will allow students to experiment with bouncing bubbles on a glove and understand that certain ingredients can make strong bubbles.
Set out the cotton gloves, bubble solution (pre-poured), permanent markers, pipettes standing up in cups with narrow ends pointing down (to protect the ends participants will put in their mouths), and the Family Fun Card (available in Family Science Night: Fun Tips, Activities, and Ideas; contains illustrated instructions for the activity).
Explore: How many bubbles can you bounce on your hand?
You should be able to gently shake one or more bubbles off the pipette and bounce them on the cotton glove.
Soap and glycerin make bubbles very strong, which makes them able to withstand the gentle pressure of bouncing on a glove. The clean, soft texture of the glove keeps it from popping the bubbles right away.
Experience More at Home
Experiment with different bubble recipes to discover which makes the best bubbles. Discover other materials bubbles can land on without popping.
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