BUBBLE SCIENCE SET UP AND SUPPLIES
Light Corn Syrup
Container and stirrer for mixing solution
Tablespoon measure and cup measure
Paper cups and marker
Straws, eye dropper, apple slicer (optional) and baster for blowing bubbles
Simple glove (bouncing bubbles)
Towel (wipe up accidents and keep surfaces clean)
Getting your bubble science started…
What’s the science?
What’s the science behind bubbles? Bubbles are made up of a thin wall of soapy film that fills with air. You can liken a bubble to a balloon in that a balloon has a thin skin of rubber filled with air. However, when two bubbles of similar size meet, they merge together creating the least possible surface area. Balloons of course do not do this. When bubbles of different sizes meet, one will become a bulge onto the larger bubble. You may start to notice that when you get a ton of bubbles going that they start to form hexagons. Bubbles will form 120 degree angles where they meet. If you would like to go deeper into bubble science, read here.