How big can bubbles get?  In 2007, a man named Sam Heath ("Sam the Bubble Man") was able to fit nineteen people inside a single bubble -- a world record!  In this session, we're going to make lots of bubbles -- big and small -- and look at them with a scientist's perspective.  You'll become bubble experts and learn about 'thin films', an important concept in chemistry.   

Preparation: You'll need homemade bubble solution, best prepared at least one day in advance.  It contains 1 cup of distilled water (240 mL), 2 tablespoons of Dawn® dish soap (30 mL) and 1 tablespoon of glycerin (15 mL) (may substitute sugar or corn syrup). 

Other materials: pair of inexpensive cotton gloves, small bubble wand, pipette, or straw, black paper, container for bubble solution (a clean, flat foam lunch or deli tray is great!), straws, string

Experts: Karla, Mehrin, Brittney and Melissa from the Knowles Group, University of Rochester.

March 27th, 2021 11:00 AM
Online Event,
Event Fee(s)
Event Ticket $ 16.00