Scientific Super Bubbles

Saturday, 11 February 2012 0 comments

To make Super Sized bubbles

The great news is that you will have all the ingredients laid out for you without the hassle of figuring out the exact amounts or items. Not only that but learn fun simple science facts about surface tension, physics, basic chemistry, air pressure, and even reflection and refraction of light...all from BUBBLES! Now that's the way to teach science class!!

There are a few ways to pull this off, in this episode we decided to use two wooden poles or dowel rods 50 cents each, two screw eyes (eye lit) to put in the top of each one and then cotton string to pull through the holes at the top and tie together. We then weighted it down with a simple metal washer. Grand total 5 bucks.

For the secret recipe to make these bubbles we also went through trial and error to figure out the best combination. All you need is a single bottle of glycerin (which helps the bubble from evaporating quickly an makes it thicker, dish washing soap, Karo syrup and water. For best results keep foam to a minimum and store in the fridge for 24 hours.

Those ingredients actually from a super thick solution that enables the bubbles to last much longer than natural, be more colorful and create Super Sized Bubbles that depending on the weather/wind could potentially be even much bigger than what we did in the video.

If you want to keep it simple and just make the solution you don't need as much of the chemicals, which are dirt cheap and can be bought all at the same store and use a normal bubble blower, just be sure to blow slowly and you will be amazed at just how massive these bubbles can get. If you have kids they will love it... even passers by will take a look.

The more you practice the better you will get to the point where you may become a bubble artist yourself!


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