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STEAM@Home: Exploring Bubbles--What Can Bubbles Do?

By Cambridge STEAM Initiative

GIrl blowing bubbles

What can bubbles do?
Are there things bubbles cannot do?
Observe, experiment, and explore!

This is an ongoing program.

Contact

Sharlene Yang
Director, Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Barb MacEachern
Program Quality Manager, Cambridge STEAM Initiative

Additional information

Suggested materials: 

DIY Bubble Solution recipe:

1 cup of water
2 Tbsp of dish soap
1 Tbsp of glycerin or corn syrup

Mix ingredients well. Store in container. 

Test our each of the ideas in the data sheet (see downloadable pdf above). Keep track of what you discover by checking off Yes or No

This activity supports the practice of these STEAM Habits of Mind: Engage & persist, observe, reflect, stretch & explore.

Tips for Supporting Your Children's Learning

Get your child actively involved in their own learning and having their questions drive the learning. Let them observe and figure out, and try to hold back from answering questions for them. Instead, try to ask: What do we know? What else can we find out? How might we figure that out? Don't be afraid to ask your child questions.  Also, don't be afraid to say "I don't know--let's find out together!" as a way to respond to their questions.  Here's an article to help you support this kind of learning:  Of the Value of Saying I Don’t Know

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Want to learn more about bubbles?

More hands on activities and learning opportunities:

More STEAM@Home suggestions! 

Location

Find a spot either inside or outdoors where you can make a wet, soapy mess. 

For whom

Ages 3 to 10. Grades Preschool through 5th grade.

Free!

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No application or registration needed.

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