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Blow Winter Bubbles


This is a fun experiment to try out on very cold days. We tried today (-2), real feel -11 and we had a lot of different things happening to our bubbles. 

You can try to make your own bubbly soap and you'll be adding a math and science component. 

DIY Really Bubbly Soap

  • 1 cup of water

  • 2 tablespoons of Karo corn syrup

  • 4 tablespoons of dish soap

  • Optional - food coloring 


Make some predictions about what it is going to happen to the bubbles once you get outside and blow them,

How high will the bubbles fly?

How do you think the bubbles are going to look?

What are the bubbles made from?

What happens to water when the temperatures are low? 


Now, get outside and blow some bubbles! 

Notice how the soap mixture and the bubbles change as the time passes, as the wind blows or the sun hits them. After you are done, compare what happens to the bubbles that were blown inside and outside.

What did you notice happened to the bubbles and to the mixture? 

Did you notice any patterns forming in the wand?

What shapes did you notice forming? 

As a reflection, journal about your experience. 

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