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Bubblarium. Have You Ever…. Wondered how bubbles get those amazing colors. Today you will make an observatory to find out. Bubble Juice . 1 gallon water     2/3 cup dishwashing soap Mix the ingredients together in a big bucket or dishpan. . Materials.

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Have you ever
Have You Ever…

  • Wondered how bubbles get those amazing colors.

  • Today you will make an observatory to find out.


Bubble juice
Bubble Juice

  • 1 gallon water     2/3 cup dishwashing soap

  • Mix the ingredients together in a big bucket or dishpan.


Materials
Materials

  • small clear plastic lid (from yogurt or margarine container)

  • clear plastic tape

  • flashlight that works

  • bubble juice (see recipe below)

  • spoon

  • straw

  • room you can make dark


Step 1
Step 1

  • Tape the plastic lid over the end of the flashlight the light shines from.

  • Turn the flashlight on and hold it so the light shines straight up.


Step 2

Dip your finger in the bubble juice and wet the lid. Put a spoonful of bubble juice on the lid.

With a straw, blow one big bubble to make a bubble dome that covers the whole lid.

Step 2


Step 3
Step 3 spoonful of bubble juice on the lid.

  • Turn off the lights and hold the flashlight so that the bottom of the bubble dome is just above your eyebrows.


Step 4
Step 4 spoonful of bubble juice on the lid.

  • Watch the swirling colors. If you put the wet straw into the bubble dome and blow very gently, you can move the colors around.


Step 5

Watch the colors. How many do you see? spoonful of bubble juice on the lid.

If you watch a bubble for a few minutes, do the colors change?

What colors do you see right before the bubble pops?

Do you ever see black and white polka dots?

Step 5


Step 6
Step 6 spoonful of bubble juice on the lid.

  • From what you have observed explain in a paragraph why are soap bubbles so colorful?

    • Take into consideration the flashlight.


Final step
Final Step spoonful of bubble juice on the lid.

  • You have seen the light

    this activity is over!


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