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Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere!!

What a fantastic day we have had .... lots of bubbles and lots of science learning at the same time. First we talked about what we already knew about bubbles. Some children said they are transparent and air is trapped inside them. We then looked at how a bubble is made.  Bubbles are pockets of soap and water that are filled with air. When soap and water are mixed together and air is blown into the mixture, the soap forms a thin skin or wall and traps the air, creating a bubble.  A thin layer of water lies between the two layers of soap, sort of like a water sandwich with soap for bread. They work together to hold air inside. We talked about why the bubbles pop and we found out if you wet your hand the bubble will not pop as fast on your hand. We also tried to answer this question on which surface does the bubble last the longest? We found out that plastic bag  works best .... but it must be wet! In the afternoon we created some beautiful bubble art work.