Giant bubbles

Mei and her daughter Mischa learn why bubbles are always round and find out how to make giant bubbles with a couple of wooden spoons and some string.

Aims

Make a home-made bubble mixture and wands. Use them to look more closely at the characteristics and behaviour of soap bubbles.

 ExpeRiment with different shapes and sizes of bubbles and see what you can and cannot control about bubbles.

Learn how to make giant bubbles and find out why bubbles are usually round.

About this activity

Make a really good mixture for blowing soap bubbles, learn why bubbles are always round and find out how to make giant bubbles with a couple of wooden spoons and some string.

Mei and her daughter have played with bubbles before, but in this activity for children they take a few moments to predict what will happen when they change variables during the experiment. The giant bubble wand that Mei makes is easy to make at home.

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