Explore, experiment and concoct your own bubble recipes inside your own bubble lab!
This week in our STEAM Storytime series we were inspired by the book, The Bubble Factory written by Tomi DePaola
STEAM is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Our STEAM Storytime series are STEAM challenges inspired by your favorite picture books.
STEAM Challenge: Can you create the best bubble recipe?
Objective: Experiment and test to find the best bubble recipe.
- The Bubble Factory, written by Tomie dePaola
- Dish Soap
- Food Coloring
- Pipe cleaners
- Plastic Bowls or cups
- Pipettes or Eyedroppers
- Measuring Cups
Read the book, The Bubble Factory. Discuss the different types of bubbles created in the bubble lab.
Use the materials to create your own bubble lab. Safety goggles are optional but they do make it fun!
Can you create your own bubble recipe?
Use the provided materials to experiment with different recipes and bubble concoctions.
Use pipe cleaners to build your own bubble wand and test out your bubble recipe.
- What ingredients do you need to make bubbles?
- What happens to bubbles in the air?
- Why do bubbles pop?
- How can you make even bigger bubbles?
Science: How do you make a bubble?
Technology: Record a video of bubbles floating in the air.
Engineering: Design and build a bubble wand.
Art: If you could create your own bubble lab what would it look like? Draw a picture of your bubble lab.
Math: Count how many bubbles you can blow in 30 seconds.
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