Bubble shapes in a tray

By blowing bubbles on a plate, students make hexagonal and other bubble shapes by blowing many bubbles next to each other.
Science content
Chemistry: States of Matter, Properties of Materials (K-7)
Lessons activity is in
  • bubble mix
  • plate for each student or pair
  • straw for each student

Pour about 20ml bubble mix onto a plate. Use a straw to blow bubbles in it.
By blowing bubbles next to each other you can make shapes that are not round: hexagons, pentagons and other shapes.
Round is most efficient on their own, but other shapes are more efficient when they are packed together. What shapes can you make?
What do the hexagons remind you of? Honeycomb. A good shape for packing.

Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Gr 5