Bubbles are a thin layer of liquid surrounding a volume of air.

Understand surface tension and its importance in bubble making. Bubbles require both a liquid and a gas. The shape of a bubble is independent of the shape of the bubble maker. A sphere is an inherently strong shape.

SESSION activities

  • Blow bubbles using a straw
  • Make your own simple bubble mix
  • Experiment with a bubbleator from the supplies collected

SCIENCE EDUCATOR demonstrations

  • Bubble shape is independent of the shape of the blower although it is possible to make a bubble cube
  • The colours visible in a bubble surface are an indication of the thickness of the solution
  • Bubble surfaces are stronger than the air space they surround
  • Surface tension is an important component of bubble making.

STUDENT experiments

  • Experiment with bubbles, how they join and what they look like
  • Check out the surface colours
  • Sculpt bubbles, making bubble shapes
  • Make a bubbleator and make a mountain of froth
  • Discover that bubbles can bounce



Chemical Sciences

Australian curriculum

Yr F- 2 Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways ACSSU01

Yr F- Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events


Yr F- 2 Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses



Yr 3-4 Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use ACSSU074

Yr 3-4 With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment

Yr 3-4 With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated

scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge ACSIS065


Yr 5 -6 Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways ACSSU077


victorian curriculum

Yr F-2 Objects are made of materials that have observable properties VCSSU034


Yr F-2 Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events VCSIS051



Yr 3-4 Questioning and Predicting VCSIS065

Planning and conducting VCSIS066


Yr 5-6 Questioning and Predicting VCSIS082

Planning and conducting VCSIS083

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