Fun-Sized Fridays: Bouncing Bubbles


To explore concepts of science by understanding what causes a bubble to pop and learn ways to prolong the life of a bubble.


  • Water

  • Dish Soap

  • Glycerin

  • Gloves

  • Goggles


  1. Find instruction on Steve Spangler's site.


My daughter is showing more and more interest in science, so for her 4th birthday party we thought what better than a science party. She was very excited when we told her that for her party we would be doing several different science experiments. We began testing out the experiments to see how well they worked and what all we needed to do to perfect them. This was days full of entertainment for her. One of the experiments we landed on doing was bouncing bubbles.

We started with Bouncing Bubbles because it was a fun, simple start, and at the same time, it set the fun pace for the rest of the day.

Bubbles actually pop because of the debris on the surface with which it makes contact. The gloves provide a smooth surface so the bubbles don't pop as easy.

I don't know who is originally credited with bouncing bubbles, but we got all of our intel from Steve Spangler. If you have never heard of Steve Spangler, you're missing out. He has so many amazing science experiments that you can try at home with your kiddos. Check out his website for more information on the science behind, recipe for, and other ideas related to bouncing bubbles.

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