Bubble Chemistry Incursion (Foundation – 2)

Theme: Science – Chemical Sciences
Level: Foundation – 2

Students will investigate different ways to make bubbles and observe their special properties. They will study how bubbles interact with light and work out how to predict the exact moment they will pop.

Activities

  • Investigate different ways to make bubbles: blowing, waving, shaking, squeezing.
  • Discuss demonstrations of bubble creation using a variety of chemical reactions.
  • Observe bubbles’ special properties: grow and shrink, float, shape, stretch, particular colour, and thinness.
  • Observe differences between bubbles and suds.
  • Investigate and test which objects are best for bubble making.
  • Explore methods to help an object work as a bubble maker.
  • Predict when a bubble will pop after careful observation.
  • Explore ways to create larger bubbles.
  • Be part of a drama to sense what it would feel like to be a bubble.

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Victorian Curriculum: Content Descriptions

Science

  • People use science in their daily lives. (VCSSU041)
  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events. (VCSIS050)
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions. (VCSIS051)
  • Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations. (VCSIS053)
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others.(VCSIS054)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways. (VCSIS055)

Testimonials

“We were the last session for the day and Lynne was still very enthusiastic. The kids were excited and eager to participate. The session was well organised and there was a mix of hands on and demonstration which helped settle the kids. The bubble activities were great and it was so good to see the kids work well together, ask questions and try different solutions to their problems.” Berwick Lodge Primary School

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