::: bubbles on bubbles in bubbles
We’ve done a lot of science activities over time to do with air, like our flying machines, hovercraft, balloon rocket and U.F.O’s. because the fact is air is a fascinating concept for young children. This time we thought a fun air experiment would be blowing bubbles through straws.
We used a mixture of dishwashing liquid in water with a dash of glycerine. Of course bubble blowing with straws is something we’ve all done however …
They discovered that five straws worked the best.
One or two straws did not produce a very good result while six or seven straws were too fat to fit comfortably into their mouths.
Blowing gently the children could successfully produce delicate bubbles.
Soon they were catching them in their hands …
building up layer upon layer of bubbles.
As we had covered the table with a plastic sheet, in order to make cleaning up easier the children found the bubbles landed on the table without popping.
Before long they had figured out that they could blow bubbles inside bubbles, inside bubbles. So much fun, so much science, so much play based learning!