Winter Science Experiments for Kids Leads to Discovery & Frozen Bubbles

Making Frozen Bubbles

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

Freezing Bubbles Science Experiment

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.

IMG_1516  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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Comments

  1. says

    That is brilliant. Bubbles. Frozen. We are off to the snow for our next trip away, and I am just adding “bubble thingy” to my packing list. The kids are going to freak out.

    Thanks!

  2. says

    Oh my goodness, I love this! It is one of the coolest science experiments I’ve seen out there and I had not heard of it. We had -5 this morning so wish I’d have seen it earlier! But, of course it’s only January and this is KS so more cold to come. Stopping by and pinning from Pin It Monday!

    • admin_fitz says

      Thank you for pinning…we loved this one too. Anything so visual that kids can relate to is always a winner!

  3. says

    Wow, I’d love to experience frozen bubbles! Not here though, it doesn’t get below zero ever where I live. I hear you are having extreme below zeros in some parts, perfect weather to try throwing water! Hopefully they don’t have to endure it too long xx

    • admin_fitz says

      Way to cold this winter…maybe, just maybe you will visit some place that does hit zero (not that you might be happy about that – lol) and get to try it! Have a great week…

  4. says

    That’s pretty cool. I never thought to blow bubbles in the winter. We have to give it a try. And pin of course. Thanks so much. Best Wishes, Darlene

    • admin_fitz says

      THANK YOU for pinning :)…It’s not just about the blowing, but more about the catching to watch it happen…have fun!

    • admin_fitz says

      THANK YOU for the awesome feature!!! I had added your button way before this response – lol! Hope to visit soon…

  5. Cynthia says

    This is so cool! Wish my daughter was still young so she could do this with me. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  6. says

    Love your ideas. I will have to use them when it gets really cold again … hopefully not for another 20 years will it get -15 again. lol! Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • admin_fitz says

      I am certain those cold temps made it back around with this winter…
      At least bubbles can make a long winter fun – lol! Have a GREAT week…

  7. says

    Wow this is cool, I never would of thought of freezing bubbles! It’s back to being cold here in IL maybe I should give it a try, I’ve got some bubble liquid from a wedding last weekend. I wanted to thank you for sharing this creative experiment with Sunday’s Best.

    • admin_fitz says

      Hope you had fun with it. I would not have thought of it, but my son’s science teacher told the kids & we put it to the test :)!

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