Frozen Bubbles

Materials

What you need:

  • Bubble solution (either store bought or home made).
  • Bubble wands or straws
  • Plastic bowl

Preparation

If you are looking for some outdoor winter fun which also happens to be a very easy science experiment, this is for you and your children - Frozen Bubbles.

In order for bubbles to freeze, the temperature needs to be below 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit). In January and February very cold temperatures will work best.

How to create:

  • For the best conditions, the weather conditions are best when it is calm outside and there is little wind.
  • To start it may be best to pour some bubble solution in a bowl and have your children blow bubbles through a paper straw and watch what happens in the bowl. The bubbles will form crystals as they freeze, then shatter and collapse into shimmering fragments.
  • Take the bubble wands, dip them in the bubble solution and wave them in the air. You will see that the bubbles will start to freeze in mid air, popping and then  crash and fall to the ground.


To get the longest lasting frozen orbs, try blowing the bubble onto the ground, a tree branch or table. Make sure that you are shielded from the wind.

Be sure to have your camera ready to capture these amazing works of art in nature. When the sunlight catching through the bubble, you will see rainbows and so much more as they crystallize.



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