Experiments

Experiment: How to make homemade soap bubbles that last longer

Here follow my instructions for the homemade magic unbreakable soap bubble experiment. I think this is something kids will love to try out. For how long will you be able to keep the bubble from bursting? Is there a difference if you touch the bubble with your bare hand or if you have a glove?

Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen?

Instructions for parents: Read this first.

Material included:

  • Liquid soap
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Pipe cleaner (or pipette)
  • Magical glove

Additional things you will need:

  • Spoon
  • Bowl

Description:

  1. Pour the water in the bowl
  2. Pour the liquid soap in the bowl
  3. Add the glycerin
  4. Take the pipe cleaner and create a loop in one end
  5. Dip the loop in the bowl and blow a soap bubble
  6. Take the soap bubble with your hand – what happens?
  7. Put the magic glove on
  8. Blow another soap bubble – what happens now?

Explanation:

Soap bubbles consist of a thin layer of water with detergent on both sides. When the bubble comes into contact with the fat and dirty skin, the fine layer is destroyed. Having a glove will keep the bubble longer. In the end, however, the bubble will burst when the water evaporates.

Safety:

Harmless, but do not drink the liquid soap.

Tip:

To see others do the experiment look at this video:

Do you have any questions or comments about the experiment? Just leave a comment below!

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Thanks!

Marika

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