Lesson plan

Bubbles

Summary
An exploration of bubbles: make your own bubble mix and bubble blowers, make different bubble shapes and see bubble colours. Make a bubbly snack, and see giant bubbles.
Science content
Chemistry: States of Matter, Properties of Materials (K-7)
Chemistry: Atoms, Molecules (3-7)
Chemistry: Physical Changes, Solutions, Mixtures and Separating (2, 4, 5, 6)
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Procedure

Do a selection of activities, depending on the length of the lesson plan.

Start with making bubble mix and making bubble shapes.
Bubble colour good to include.

All very messy - best outdoors on a grassy area (gets slippy on concrete).

Notes

Students are so excited by bubbles that this is a hard class to pull off without some chaos. Outdoors is best.
Science club fall 2010 we skipped making their own bubble frame. Science club winter 2011 we skipped the bubbles colour on the plate and making the foam milkshake. Science Club spring 2013 and 2015 I skipped making a square bubble in a cube and we skipped making foamy bubbles in food.

Attached documents
Grades taught
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching Site
Gordon Elementary Science Club
After School Programs at Elementary schools in New York City