Bubbles Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of Bubbles. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
- Bubbles exist in air and are a thin film of liquid surrounding air. Antibubbles
exist in liquids and are a thin film of air surrounding a liquid. This site
explores antibubbles' properties, how to make them, and tricks using them.
- This site has detailed instructions on how to create antibubbles.
Art and Science of Bubbles
- This Soap and Detergent Agency site is full of online and offline activities
for kids. Included are tips on creating bigger and better bubbles, magic tricks,
bubble art & sculpture, and scientific experiments. (You may experience a
delay in making a connection - be patient.)
- Three lesson plans on bubbles from the AskERIC database.
Bubbles are used to teach primary students about the colour spectrum.
For developing primary students' observational skills.
- The Exploratorium looks at the forces that mold bubbles. Their web site
explains the science and mathematics behind the 'stickiness' of bubbles, their
shape, bubble combinations, the role of soap in making bubbles, and the origin
of colour. They also provide bubble formulae.
- This site will definitely dispel the myth that bubbles are simple things.
From bubble history to games to bubble adventures, there is something for
every bubble enthusiast.
- A brief lesson plan in which bubble experimentation can be used to help
students in grades 4-8 learn about the scientific method.
- Another single page site with information on formulae, tools, and bubble
a Soap Bubble Company
- Designed for K-1 students, this lesson plan has students compare commercial
soap bubbles to home made bubbles, experiment with producing their own formula,
and then investigate the costs of producing their own product and forming
their own soap bubble company.
- This experiment allows students to examine the properties of soap bubbles
closely, by floating them on a layer of carbon dioxide.
- Various home-based experiments/activities from the Exploratorium.
Blow-Up Students discover that not all bubbles are made from soap.
Instructions on how to make an observatory to examine colours in bubbles.
Bomb An experiment in which children, under adult supervision use
baking soda and vinegar to pop a plastic bag. In addition to the instructions
for the experiment, the site also contains a brief explanation of the
underlying science as well as a number of variations that students can
- "Snacks" from the Exploratorium are miniature science exhibits that teachers
can make using common, inexpensive, easily available materials. These links
are to two activities on bubbles.
- A single page with bubble formulae and experiments.
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