Summer Fun Activity: Create Giant Bubbles

Ever wonder how bubbles get their shape? Or what makes them finally burst? Create giant bubbles and find out with this summer fun activity from Exploratorium.

With dishwashing liquid (blue Dawn works best) and glycerine you can create enormous bubbles while learning:

  • What shapes bubbles take (surface tension).
  • How bubbles move (convection and air currents).
  • What gives bubbles their color and patterns (light wavelengths).

Once you have your solution made and understand the science behind bubbles, you can also create geometric bubble art!

Great fun and an easy way to keep ’em learning this summer!

Free Resource

Additional Resources


Bubble Science {Free Download}
Another bubble science resource.

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