Monday, August 8, 2011

The Science of Bubbles

Today we made huge bubbles,
and learned the science of bubbles.

We watched this YouTube video about the Bubble Artist,
Keith Johnson.
He talked about three scientific principles of bubbles.

First, bubbles act like a prism
so you can see the colors reflected off of them.
She loved looking at all the colors.
We used a hula hoop, a little water an a TON of soap
to make our HUGE bubbles

Second, bubbles like to be in the form of a circle.

We experimented with different shape of bubble wands,
and all of the bubbles turned out in the shape of a sphere.

Third, bubbles like to be wet.
So if you get your hand wet, you can put it through a bubble.
This one was so fun!
 She loved putting her hand slowly into the center of the bubble.

We played outside for ages!
I gave her other toys and she started playing beauty parlor.

Safety Note: Baby H. also liked to play with the bubbles.
However, he slipped and got his eyes in the soap.
So if you do this try to keep your babies eyes out of the soap.


  1. There's really not much that's better than bubbles. How fun!!

  2. They are so cute! My littlest grandson is absolutely obsessed with bubbles. I bought him a little lawnmower that makes bubbles and it was the best thing I ever got for him! He runs up and down the driveway over and over....

  3. Bubbles have always been a favorite with my family! Your photos are so darling!

  4. I am sorry I am late in stopping by! The bubbles looks like such fun!

    This counts as a post in the Summer Reading Challenge!

  5. I wished I could play with bubbles too, but it is cold and it rains, what fun !

  6. what brilliant fun to make giant bubbles! I need a hoola hoop! Pronto...

    Thank you as always for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


  7. Bubbles are even cooler than I thought!


  8. What fun - and great idea to use a hula hoop! I love that you added a learning component to the fun, too! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page at

  9. I love bubbles! I have a bubble machine but you need to use it outside! Indoors those bubbles fall everywhere and turns the floor into a slippery mess! LOL!
    I love the pictures, they are precious Great post!

  10. Wow! That's great! We had seen a similar kind of giant bubble making @ children museum, But never thought of trying it with hula hoop!

  11. You are brilliant! I have hula hoops here, but I never would have thought of this.

    Your pictures here made me smile!

    Thanks for quite a lovely Q post.



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