Uncover the mysteries of bubbles.
- Target Age: 3-5
- Subject: science
- Related Episode: Muddy Monkey
- bubble solution and wand (available inexpensively at the market or craft store)
Use these simple activities to get beyond the bubble and into some cool science.
1. Blow Bubbles: Take your bubble stuff outside or into the tub. Play around and notice what catches your child's interest. Watch, wonder, and experiment together.
2. Observe Bubbles: Look carefully at a bubble on your child's wand. Ask: How does the shape change as you blow? What shape is the bubble when it floats into the air? What happens when the bubble lands?
3. Chase and Catch Bubbles: Notice how bubbles move in the air. Are they all moving in the same direction? Invite your child to blow at a bubble or fan it. What happens? Let your child try to catch a bubble on a bubble wand. Ask: Can you catch a bubble on top of another bubble? What happens when two bubbles touch each other?
Gather items with holes to use as bubble wands: slotted spoons, funnels, fly swatters, plastic soda can six-pack holders, etc. Wave or blow through the "wands" and look at the bubbles. Ask: How are the bubbles from each wand the same? How are they different? Are the bubbles connected or single? Does the size of the openings in the wand make a difference in the size of the bubbles?
More Ways to Discover and Learn
Look in a Book
- Pop! A Book About Bubbles by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
- Bubble Bubble by Mercer Mayer