Burst a Bubble

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In this activity, learners will create their own bubble solution. Learners will explore chemistry, geometry and trial and error through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Water
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Corn syrup
  • Sugar
  • Glycerin
  • Found materials from around the house to make bubble wands: pipe cleaners, straws, yarn, hangers, plastic bottles


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Problem Solving
  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Toys


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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