- What supplies do you need for this activity?
- Will you use store-bought bubble solution or homemade?
- Where will you do this activity?
- It needs to be pretty cold for this experiment to work (-10C or below is ideal). Is it cold enough to try this experiment?
- For this activity, you can use store-bought bubble solution, or make your own using one part water, four parts dish soap and a dash of light corn syrup.
- Try to do this on a day with calm winds – strong winds will pop the bubble or blow it away before it can freeze properly.
- Blow bubbles into the air – watch them closely! Do you see ice crystals forming? Follow them to the ground and see what happens when they land!
- Did you experiment work? Why or why not?
- If your experiment didn’t work, what would you change next time?
- Bubble solution
- Bubble wands
Keep it Simple
- Try making frozen spheres! They’re not quite as finicky as snow bubbles when it comes to temperature, so they’re a great way to learn about freezing temperatures while keeping it simple.
Take it Further
- Experiment with different bubble solutions and wands!