It’s the most wonderful time of the year and you know what that means- time to bring out all of your winter gear and bundle up. But dropping temperatures can also make room for some cool science experiments, like making frozen bubbles! This activity should work if it is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower outside with low wind speeds.
Materials for deluxe homemade bubble solution:
The water in the bubble solution freezes into crystals, appearing on the surface and inside the bubble solution. Study the photo carefully until you begin to see a crystal pattern on the outside of the bubble. Crystals are a special type of solid material where molecules fit in a repeated pattern, creating many kinds of unique shapes. They form in nature when liquids cool and begin to harden. A common example of a crystal is a snowflake. Be sure to visit NYSCI this winter to learn more about crystals!