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Rainbow Snake Bubbles - Fun Science Experiments For Children To Do At Home

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Published on Aug 31, 2012

More fun and easy science experiments for children to do at home from The Quirkles. Grab a sock and some bubble mixture and have fun with this homemade bubble machine maker for hours!

Learn more about The Quirkles at http://www.quirkles.com

Materials:
Water Bottle (16 ounce or larger)
White Sock
Duct tape or rubber band
Bubble Mixture (store bought or dishwashing soap and water)
Shallow dish
Food coloring (optional)

Procedure:
Cut about an inch off the bottom of the water bottle.Starting from the bottom of the water bottle, slide the sock up to the drinking hole.
Secure sock around the cut end of the bottle. Secure with duct tape or rubber band. Trim excess sock if it interferes with the hole.
Pour bubble mixture into a dish. Dip the sock covered bubble blower into the solution and gently blow out. To add some color to the bubbles, drop food coloring onto the sock covered end and continue to blow. You might want to try this outside!

Conclusion:
Very long bubbles will form. Bubbles form because of the surface tension of water. Hydrogen atoms in one water molecule are attracted to oxygen atoms in other water molecules. They like each other so much, they cling together. Normal bubbles enclose the maximum volume of air with the minimum amount of bubble solution, so they are always round.The surface tension of water, alone, is too strong to make good bubbles. Adding soap reduces the surface tension. It also adds oily film that slows down the evaporation process, so you get longer-lasting bubbles!

Warning: Be sure and remind young children to blow out and not suck in the bubble mixture.

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