Frozen Bubbles

Frozen Bubbles

Wow!! It has been a while since my last post! I hope those pumpkins came out as fantastic as mine did!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe another year has come and gone! But I am ready to see what 2014 brings!

Back in November, a friend of mine sent me a link about activities you can do during the winter months. One of the ideas dealt with freezing bubbles. Today I saw another post (see here) and since we had temperatures below freezing (it was 29 when I did this), I decided to see if there was any truth to the story.

I have to say-this is so cool! Of course I think mine would have worked better if it was colder outside (in the original post it was 16 degrees-now that is cold!).

Here is how I did this activity:

I got a bowl and added some cold water to it. Then I added dish soap (Gain was what I used-I would recommend Dawn as it seems to make better bubbles). I then got something I knew would make a bubble (I did not have a bubble wand)-so I used a spoon with holes in it.  And presto!! Bubble on table.

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If you look carefully, you can see the crystals forming on the bubble. It took about 5 minutes for the entire thing to get crystalized and turn to a solid. Of course the scientist in me wanted to really see if it was frozen so I touched it-and sure it enough, it was! Here is the picture of the hole that was made after I touched it.

 

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Do you see the hole?? I then thought about this past summer when I blew bubbles with a  sock (click here for post) and thought-I wonder if a stream of bubbles will freeze?? So, I grabbed a sock and tried it out. I found out this does not work as well as a single bubble. I am thinking as the crystals started to form, due to the many bubbles, the action of growing the crystals made the bubbles very unstable because they started popping. I would love to see what kind of creations you come up with!!

Here are some more pictures of my science fun! Be sure and come back and share your pictures!! Go Science!

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