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Bouncing Bubble

Bouncing Bubble concocts a bubble that doesn't burst, all while learning about surface tension and evaporation.

$ 29.99

What's included
Ships January 16th

What's included

Your experiment box comes with everything you need to get started.

  • Goggles
  • Labracadabra Magic Lab Shirt
  • Bottle of distilled water (12 oz)
  • Bottle of blue dish soap (6 oz)
  • Bottle of light corn syrup (2 oz)
  • Plastic measuring spoon (1 tablespoon)
  • Plastic measuring cup (4 cups)
  • Plastic spoon (for mixing)
  • Pipettes (3)
  • Microfiber gloves
  • Scissors
  • Plastic bowl
Bouncing Bubble

Instructions

All experiments should be performed with adult supervision.

Appropriate safety wear, such as googles and gloves, should be worn.

  1. Begin by using scissors to cut the tip of the pipette’s larger end, about one quarter of the way down. Be careful and if you need help, adults make for great lab assistants.
  2. Next, pour 3/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup dish soap into your bowl.
  3. Then, add 1/8 a cup of corn syrup to your mixture. Stir until the corn syrup dissolves. While you stir, make sure no bubbles form at the surface.
  4. You’re almost ready to make a bubble! Put on your fuzzy glove and keep it dry so you can hold your bubble.
  5. Next, dip the wide end of the pipette into the solution and blow into the other end. = Let your bubble float onto your gloved hand. Try not to catch it so it doesn’t pop!
  6. If you weren’t able to blow a bubble or it popped too soon, add more dish soap to your solution and try again.
  7. Now you’re ready for the hardest step: try moving your hand to see if your bubble bounces. This may take some time, so stay patient.