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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 (2016 curriculum): 
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).

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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.

Grades taught: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Science Club