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Bubbles & Balloons: Fun Summer Experiments for Your Homeschool

Bubbles and balloons are the perfect tools for some “lazy” summer learning! You can use them to explore science, mathematics, art, and more. Learn the science behind bubbles and balloons, experiment with their structure and formation, and incorporate simple balloons into all kinds of math and science lessons.

Break out the dish soap and straws and let the learning games begin!

Summer Learning

Watch the gorgeous scenes created as these soap bubbles freeze in slow motion.

Examine the frozen bubbles in these ice balloons to learn about the freezing and melting process.

This awesome video shows slow-motion shots of balloons and bubbles popping, highlighting the different structures of each. 

Can you poke a bubble without popping it? Find out in this cool experiment from Rookie Parenting.

Balloon Experiments

There are tons of ways to use balloons in lessons on all subjects. Here is a sampling of ideas.

Launch balloon rockets.

Race balloon-propelled cars.

Compare gases, liquids, and solids.

Bubble Play

Add a simple “secret” ingredient to this bubble mixture to allow you to create bubbles inside bubbles! (It might take a little practice.)

These colorful rainbow bubble snakes from Housing a Forest are simple to make with old socks and water bottles.

Have you ever seen a square bubble? Older kids will love creating these simple straw-and-pipe-cleaner frames to create bubbles of various shapes and sizes.

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