Bubble Experiment - bubble solution

bubble experiment

A Bubble experiment is only going to work when you have a really good bubble solution.  

The first thing you need to know is how to make the best bubble solution for the bubble experiment.

Bubble Solution

  1. Gently mix together 12 cups cold water in a shallow tub with one cup green Dawn (or clear Ivory) dish soap. 
  2. If it’s a hot dry day, add a few tablespoons of glycerin.
  3.  You can add all sorts of things to find the perfect soap solution: lemon juice, corn syrup/corn flour (1/4 cup), maple syrup, glycerin… to name a few. Each will add its own properties to the bubble solution.

Bubble Experiments

There's a number of fun bubble experiments you can do:

  1. Make shaped bubble wands with shaped cookie cutters
  2. Blow bubbles with a straw to create multiple bubbles - this can be a fun art project also where the bubbles can be blown over paint to create beautiful shapes.
  3. Frozen bubbles - on a winter day, blow bubbles outside with a straw in a bowl of bubble solution allowing it to spill on the ground, or by using a bubble wand. Watch the bubbles freeze mid-air.
  4. Try poking a bubble without it popping - with your finger or a skewer. Test different ways to do this. What do you need to do to stop it from popping?
  5. Fun bubble experiment - can you make a square bubble?

Bubble Experiment from Jason Lindsey, Hooked on Science

Jason Lindsey, from Hooked on Science is one of the authors on SchoolhouseTeachers.com.  One of the 20 science experiments he has in the "Science Experiments with Jason Lindsey" Course is a bubble experiment in which the bubbles levitate, - a science experiment illustrating the 3 states of matter.

Using items from around the house, Jason teaches a variety of science experiments to teach basic science concepts.

I believe that one of the main goals of science in the early years is to help children become curious about the world around them and begin to ask questions and look for answers.   These hands-on science lessons are a wonderful way for kids to safely explore a range of topics at home such as acids and bases, energy, engineering, force, motion, mass, light, matter, rocks and weather.

Safety is emphasized in all the science experiments. 

Video experiments in this course include: 

  • Pop a Balloon with an Orange
  • Notebook Spring Launcher
  • Pop a Balloon Inside a Balloon
  • Cranberry Structure
  • Pool Noodle Marble Run
  • Thanksgiving Egg Drop
  • Glue Stick Sunset
  • Confetti Bottle
  • Leprechaun Snot
  • Levitating Bubbles
  • Peep Dough
  • Skewer a Balloon
  • Snow Dough
  • Swimming Orange
  • Valentine’s Day Candy Drop
  • Color Changing Flowers
  • Fruity Eclipse
  • Floating Gardens
  • Snow Storm in a Bottle
  • Egg Geode
  • Cloud in a Bottle

SchoolhouseTeachers have a huge range of science courses across all the grades. View this page to see a selection of other courses you could do for Grade 4 Science. Many are experimental based lessons. What I love about SchoolhouseTeachers is the fact that you pay a one time fee for the year for more than 400 courses across all subject areas. It's an incredibly economical homeschool resource.

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