As the end of the school year approaches, this is one of my go to lessons to keep my kiddos engaged and loving learning.
I start by simply creating a KWL with my students. This is a great way to tap into prior knowledge and allow students to generate questions about this seemingly familiar topic.
I then break my students into partners and pass out some bubble facts. This is a perfect way to help them answer their questions and also learn some quick facts.
We then read this book called POP! A Book About Bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.
It is an easy read but it is packed full of tips on how bubbles are formed.
This is my go to video! It always sucks them into the magical world of bubbles.
It is from the Discovery Channel on Soap Bubble Science.
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We then participate in some super fun bubble science experiments that connect with our solids, liquids, and gases science goal.
Check out a few experiments below:
Click the video below to see my son experimenting with blowing bubbles on our table at home.
I was truly not sure this would work but it did and was totally awesome!
My kiddos loved this experiment and it is great for predicting. I start by asking my students if they blew a bubble through a cookie cutter, would it make a different shape?
I then present them with several cookie cutters and small trays of my favorite solutions.
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This is only the beginning! You can touch on surface tension or even head into creative writing with bubbles.
Here are some other fun ideas:
*Bubblegum Blowing Contest
*Pass out wedding bubbles as learning souvenirs.
*Use mini compass rings to track the direction of bubbles.
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