We spent the deep freeze that visited the northeast on Friday testing & myth busting winter science experiments for kids that lead to discovery with frozen bubbles. My son had learned about this at school & had tried it with the first snow fall, but it wasn’t quite cold enough. So, out we went in the below freezing temperatures with our bright pink bubble container that reminded us of summer days & warmer weather. It was so chilly & a bit windy, we could barely stand to be out of the garage – lol – so, unfortunately our fond memories of the pink bottle wasn’t quite enough to warm us through :). The wind made it a bit challenging to catch the bubbles once they were blown, but it’s a must in order to witness the entire experiment. Luckily we did catch a few bubbles here and there, which amazed us as we watched their transformation. I was unable to catch it all
on camera, but at first the bubble began to swirl & suddenly the bubble began to crystalize in a frozen fashion at one end and travel around the bubble until it was fully crystalized in a frosted manner.
Someone had mentioned that the bubble would shatter. However, we never had the chance to experience any shatter. Each time the bubble would crystalize and finish its process, which was amazing to watch, it would pop! But you could hold on to the popped frozen bubble that was ever so delicate for a short period of time. It was a fun experiment & I think the kids enjoyed playing with bubbles in the midst of a wintery day. Bubbles have always been one of our favorites & we are excited to have a new way to use them.
We also dug for further science experiments for kids that lead to us boiling a cup of hot water & tossing it into the frigid air that had fallen to -16. My husband had heard that it would turn to snow. I guess we thought turning to snow meant that it would look like larger snowflakes of sorts. Instead, some of the water turned into a snowy mist & the rest of the water hit the ground. We were kind of disappointed & as we shared our finds from the day with dad that evening, he said ‘that’s what it was supposed to do’. Not our favorite at the end of the day, but then again what can compare to bubbles?!? I thought we had myth busted dad, but my youngest told me that we had myth busted NOTHING unless we had blown something up; thanks Myth Busters!
Note: After chatting with another blogger at What Do We Do All Day? I learned, that from their experience, any temps that are 20 degrees or lower are best for creating frozen bubbles.
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