What Are Antibubbles?

How can you make bubbles filled with water floating in water? An interesting video introduces antibubbles as part of a larger series about physics. The narrator brings in physics students at different levels, college and PhD, to demonstrate and explain the concept. Antibubbles happen just as commonly as regular bubbles, but we rarely observe them.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the root words in hydrophobic and hydrophilic to help scholars remember the difference
  • Try to create antibubbles in class
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider the maturity of pupils as it mentions beer
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  • Offers closed captioning in Croatian, English, Polish, and Spanish for ease of note taking
  • Connects math and science
  • Requires very little class time
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