Blow bubbles with a bubble solution made from water and dish soap!
For this experiment you will need:
Measuring cups (1/2, 1 cup)
1 individually wrapped bubble tea straw
1 regular straw
(optional): ¼ cup glycerin in one 8 oz plastic bottle*
Try 2 cups of water to 1/2 cup of dish soap. If you have glycerin -- add 2-4 tsp. to your bubble mix and see what happens! Find the scientific explanation for why bubbles form. Also, try to pick up a bubble with your hand, or with your hand in a glove. Try with your hand wet and dry....
*Glycerin is provided in the take-home STEM kits if you asked for one from the Library or receive one at a free school lunch site.
Here is our first STEM experiment.
The materials you will need:
1 Candle—It should be at least 1 inch tall, or you can stack 2 smaller ones
1 Clear plate (or baking dish) to fill with water
1 cup water
Food coloring (You need 1-2 drops)
Clear drinking glass (to cover candle)
A match or lighter and an adult to light the candle!