Tag Archives: bubbles

Bubble Gum Math

31 May

Who says math is boring! See who can blow the biggest bubble or try this bubble gum fun.

Glowing Bubble Bath

30 May

Fill a tub with bubbles, then add some glow sticks. Turn out the lights for a unique bath time!

Bubble Wands

29 May

Click here for some other items to use as bubble wands. You probably already have them in your house.

Bubble Stuff

28 May

I love this idea for a bubble refill station. There are so many cute jugs and dispensers out there now. For the bubble recipe, click on the picture.

*Once recipe calls for glycerin and the other for corn syrup. Both are added to give the bubble a stronger outside so it will last longer. We recommend the glycerin recipe, however be prepared because a small bottle costs about $5. The corn syrup recipe works but leaves a sticky film on hands. It’s much cheaper though.

Junior Scientist

18 Oct

When I was a little girl, my mom taught us to be curious about everything, especially things that had to do with science. But, back then, it was mostly a look and see approach even at museums.

When I became a teacher, hands-on science in schools became a major change in the elementary curriculum. It was heaven on earth for a curious grown up who was never able to explore as a child!

This is one of my favorite experiments, it’s super simple, and you have all the supplies right in your kitchen!

Materials

  • Clear glass
  • 1/2 Cup Vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • Popcorn Kernels or Raisins
  1. Place the cup on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Put the baking soda in the cup and slowly pour in the vinegar.
  3. When the bubbles have subsided, put the popcorn or raisins into the cup.
  4. Watch the popcorn or raisins rise up and down in the cup.

Your junior scientist just learned about liquids, solids, and gases through a simple chemistry experiment.

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