Bubble blowing can be fun science too!

That's right! Bubble blowing can be as educational as it is fun. Who doesn't love blowing bubbles on a warm spring afternoon. Now it can count for school credit as well!

Here's a great bubble blowing science fair project any kindergartner will love...

Time - You could probably do this one in one weekend.

Stuff List

You'll need...

1. Bubble solution (can be bought cheaply at most retailers)
2. Pipe cleaners
3. Water
4. Pie pan
5. Ouside area
6. Camera
7. Writing paper and pencil
8. Graphing paper
9. Markers
10. Cardboard and supplies for display (three sided)


Preparation

Questions are always important in science. And bubble blowing can be a fun and exciting science fair project. So...

...let's ask some questions about bubble blowing.

Here are some important questions to get you started. These aren't the most important question, though. We'll ask that one later.

See if you can add to this list for this science fair project using water.

Are they fun? Are they different colors or only one? Can you catch them?What shapes are they?

Try to answer these as best you can.

Now...

We ask the most important question...

What shape bubble can you make?

This is a good question because we can try it outside on a warm sunny day. But don't try it yet. We need to answer our important question first!

Let's do that now.

What do you think will happen?

Write it down on a piece of paper. Don't change it until after you see what the bubble makers do.

Now it's time to get your stuff from the list above. Let's move to the next step.


Project

Now comes the fun part...

...let's do some bubble blowing! Bend pipe cleaners into several different shapes. Make as many different shapes as you can. You might want to make some square, some circles, some squares, some triangles, some heart-shaped or some even the shapes of letters you know. Make sure each one has a handle. Here are a few ideas...

Bubble time!



Carefully pour the bubble solution in a pie pan. Take each shaped pipe cleaner and dip it into the solution. Now start your bubble blowing!

Bubbles!



Make sure to note what shape bubble each "bubble blower" makes. Write it down so you don't forget! And don't forget to take pictures of this part. You need proof you did it yourself!


Paper

Alright...

...let's make a chart!

At the top write the title of your chart, "Blowing Bubbles." Now under that write two smaller titles next to each other on the page. The left title should read "Shape of Blower." The right title should say "Shape of Bubble."

Draw a big line separating the two columns. Now draw the shape of each blower underneath the first title. Do the same with the shape of each bubble under the second title. Your graph should look something like this...

Bubble Chart


Find more information about graphs and chart by clicking this link!


It's time to tell what you've noticed. Write a report about what you saw with your bubble blowing experiment.

You should include...

1. What you guessed about the bubbles.
2. What you did with the blowers and solution.
3. What shaped bubble each blower made.
4. If your guess was correct about the bubbles.

Be careful to obey all the school rules for your science fair project report. Three or four sentences will do if you weren't given how long it should be.


Presentation

Now you get to make the display!

Carefully put three pieces of cardboard together so it looks like this...

Blank display


If you want more information about displays click here.


You can buy displays at many retail stores as well. However you do it, make sure you follow science fair rules!

Now, on a piece of paper neatly write your important question and your guess. If you would like, type it on a computer. You might get style points!

Now, just like you did your important question, write (or type) your supply list on a separate piece of paper.

Paste your guess, supply list and report onto your display board along with any pictures you might have taken. Make sure you label each so the judges know what is what. Making sure everything looks good is important!

If you want to get some ideas for your display we have some examples for you. Just click here for examples of displays that will work well with bubble blowing experiments.

Try playing with some of the display ideas you see. You don't have to use the exact ones we use. Make them fun! Be creative!

And don't forget to name your project at the top of the display board. You may want to use your important question as the title. You may want to purchase stencils to make cutouts of letters for this. Or you may purchase already made letters at many retail stores.

Now, see? Bubble blowing is always fun. But it can also be educational.

Have fun! Be safe!


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