- Students will experiment with and discover the properties of bubbles.
- Students will describe and share their experiences with bubbles.
Take students outside to teach them this fun bubble song (to the tune of “Are You Sleeping?”).
As students sing, take out a bottle of bubbles and a wand, and blow bubbles over their heads. Or set up a bubble machine
so that it blows bubbles around the children as they sing and dance.
- Blowing bubbles,
- Blowing bubbles
- In the air,
- In the air!
- Floating all around me,
- Floating all around me,
- After students have had a chance to sing and dance to the song a few times, have them sit down on a grassy area for discussion.
- Hold up the bubble wand and ask, “Does anyone know what this is called?” Then ask, “What happened when I dipped the wand into
the bubble solution and blew air into the hole? That’s right—a bubble formed.”
- Ask students, “What happens if I dip the bubble wand into regular water and try to blow a bubble? Will it work?” Demonstrate
that it will not work by dipping the wand into a cup of water and blowing. Then explain, “In order to form a bubble, you need to
have a solution that is made of soap and water. The soap helps the bubble keep its round shape when you blow air through the wand.”
- Tell students that the bubbles formed spheres. Ask, “Can you think of anything else that is a sphere?”
- Continue the discussion by asking the questions below. Encourage students to respond with their own thoughts and predictions.
- Have you ever blown bubbles before?
- How do you make a big bubble? How do you make a little bubble?
- What happens to a bubble after it leaves the wand? Will it pop right away? Will it float into the air?
- What happens when you touch a bubble with your finger?
- What happens if you blow hard?
- What happens if you blow softly?
- Are all bubbles the same size? The same shape?
- Give each student a bottle of bubbles and a wand. Encourage students to experiment by blowing bubbles on their own.
- Ask children to share their experiences and observations. Write their responses on chart paper.
- Revisit the discussion questions above, and have students answer based on their own experiences with blowing bubbles.
Add any new observations to the chart paper.
- Give students a copy of the Bubble Observations reproducible. Ask them to draw a
picture of what happened as they blew bubbles. Have them write or dictate a sentence about their picture or something
they learned. Display the completed pages on a bulletin board in your classroom.
the preschool–kindergarten lesson plan. (Includes all printable materials.)