Surface Tension Lab

What constitutes a good soap bubble? In the second installment of a nine-part series, scholars apply their understanding of surface tension to soap bubbles. They experiment to determine the best solutions to use for the strongest/longest-lasting bubbles.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have a contest to see which group can create the "best" bubble
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need information from the previous lesson
  • Required materials include bubble wands and soap; be sure these are available
Pros
  • Teenagers will have fun playing with bubbles
  • Includes a worksheet to assign as homework
Cons
  • None
NGSS