make a huge soap bubble

Soap bubbles

Soap bubbles are easy to make and don’t need a special kit. All you need to make a regular sized soap bubble is some liquid dish detergent and some wire that you’ve bent into a hoop. Dip it into the soap and blow. Simple!

Hugh soap bubbles are made on the same principle. Follow the directions below and astound your friends. Make huge soap bubbles outside. You might want to do this in your bathing suit.

To make a hugh soap bubble you need:

  • 3/4 cup dish soap
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 bucket of warm water
  • 1 1/2 meter length of fuzzy absorbent string or wool

Directions:

  1. Tie the string into a circle.
  2. Lightly swish the dish soap and oil into the water.
  3. Soak the string in the bucket for 5 minutes.
  4. Lift the string out of the water with your hands, making sure they get wet with the mixture of soap and oil and water.
  5. Hold the circle out to your side and run slowly. If the string circle is too big for you to handle, ask a friend to help.
  6. Watch the bubble soar into the sky like a big balloon. If it pops, make another!

What’s the problem?
Bubble show – Ana Yang (video 2:43) – Ana is one of the performers in the Bubble show. They fill the stage with thousands of tiny bubbles. big smoke-filled ones, and enormous ones that surround dozens of audience participants.

  • Ask – How can a bubble show be expanded into a regular performance art? How are the bubbles mage?
  • Imagine – What is known about bubble-making? What make a sturdy, long-lasting bubble? What is the most outrageous bubble stunt? Is this eligible for a Guinness World Record?
  • Design, Build – What is some of the special equipment used in the show? How does it work? How is it made? Can it be replicated for home or school use?
  • Improve – What are some improvements that have been made? The list of Guinness World Records show progress in the bubble making. With each record, more people are inside the recors- setting bubble.

That’s engineering

Engineering ideas

  • detergent, surface-active agent, surfactant, surface tension, lubricant, foam

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