Making Bubbles Is Fun

Making Bubbles Is Fun

Making bubbles might seem too familiar, too simple and too common, but it never stops to excite children.

We had fun in the Lower School. We made bubbles!

What did we use?

We used simple household ingredients:

  • clear dishwashing liquid without degreasing agent
  • table sugar
  • distilled water
  • ½ cup of hot water to dissolve the sugar

What did we do?

  • We dissolved the sugar inside hot water
  • We stirred till the sugar dissolved completely
  • Next we poured the sugar solution into the distilled water
  • The dish soap was added to the mixture
  • The solution was allowed to stand for 24 hours

The next day we started blowing our bubbles!

Questions

Why did we use sugar?

Sugar acts as a binding agent creating a thicker solution. So extra sugar and glycerine make the bubble hard to pop.

Why is a clear soap used instead of a yellow one?

Using a clear soap makes the bubble translucent. A yellow soap will mask the yellow and green a bit, making the rainbow less noticeable.

Why is the bubble always round?

This is because the air that is trapped inside spreads out in all directions so even if you blow your bubble with a rectangular opening, it makes a round bubble.

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