Foam Beehive: Bubble Science

Creative Wednesdays

All children love bubbles. They will all love this bubble science experiment. When bubbles connect to one another, they create a shape with minimal surface area. If three bubbles unite, they arrange themselves into a 120 degree angle from one another to create a perfect hexagonal shape — exactly like a beehive. Bees build their hive in a hexagonal shape. The hexagon is the most efficient shape with minimal surface area.

What You Need:Bubble Best Nanny Newsleter

Plastic Tablecloth
Water
3 Plastic Bottles
3 Colors of Food Coloring
Liquid Soap
3 Plastic Cups
Straws

What to Do:

1. Cover the table with a plastic tablecloth before starting.
2. Make colorful water solutions by filling 3 plastic bottles of water with water and food coloring.
3. Pour a little of each colorful water solution into a separate plastic cup. Be sure not to fill it up to the top.
4. Add a little liquid soap and a straw to each cup. Mix it up.
5. Do not inhale or drink in any of the solution. Blow into the straws and watch the bubbles form. Use your hands to collapse the bubbles and start over again.
References:
The Purple Cow The Crazy Scientist Lab Bubbles and Foam Science Kit
Photos and video by Stephanie Felzenberg

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