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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 Antibubbles

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.

[The] 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.)

AskERIC Lesson Plans
Three lesson plans on bubbles from the AskERIC database.

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.

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles
A brief lesson plan in which bubble experimentation can be used to help students in grades 4-8 learn about the scientific method.

[The] Bubbles Page
Another single page site with information on formulae, tools, and bubble lore.

Creating 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.

Floating Soap Bubbles
This experiment allows students to examine the properties of soap bubbles closely, by floating them on a layer of carbon dioxide.

[The] Science Explorer
Various home-based experiments/activities from the Exploratorium.

Science Snacks
"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.

Soap Bubbles
A single page with bubble formulae and experiments.

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