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Science Guy: Put a kid inside a bubble by using a few household ingredients


Bubbles are amazing, but have you ever wanted to get inside a bubble? Our “Science Guy” Jason Lindsey uses a few ingredients from around the house to put a kid inside a bubble.

Kid Inside a Bubble

INGREDIENTS

· Plastic Wading Pool
· Water
· Light Corn Syrup
· Clear Dishwashing Liquid
· Hula Hoop
· Bubble Wand

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: Mix together 6 gallons of water, 2 gallons of clear dishwashing liquid, and 1 galloon of light corn syrup. Describe the mixture by using its observable properties.
STEP 2: Dip the bubble wand into the mixture and blow bubbles. Describe how a bubble can be used as a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.
STEP 3: Place the hula hoop into the pool, stand a kid in the center of the pool, slowly lift the hula hoop above the kids head, and observe. Describe a bubble by using its observable properties.

EXPLANATION

A bubble is a thin film of soapy water, filled with air. A bubble contains three main layers. Sandwiched between two soapy layers, is a layer of water. Bubbles burst when this layer of water evaporates. The corn syrup create bonds with the water molecules, slows down the evaporation process, creating a stronger bubble. Go to www.hookedonscience.org for more experiments that might get you and your family “Hooked on Science.”

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Jason Lindsey is an award-winning science educator and author. Jason studied science and journalism at Western Kentucky University, focusing on general science with an emphasis in meteorology and climatology. Each year he performs hands-on science experiments at hundreds of schools and community events throughout the United States, as well as produces and hosts a hands-on science segment airing on television stations across the nation. He previously worked as a chief meteorologist, backpack journalist, science reporter and webmaster.


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