Bouncing Smoke Bubbles (Boo Bubbles)

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Don't let your lesson plans go up in smoke—unless they include Boo Bubbles, of course! An engaging laboratory mixes liquid soap and dry ice to create smoky bubbles that burst on impact, making it the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in science class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a middle school science class or high school chemistry class
  • Have learners film the bubbles bursting in slow motion 
  • Implement the extension activities in an advanced class or with older students
Classroom Considerations

  • It may be difficult to supervise younger learners during this activity; consider demonstrating the experiment to elementary classes instead of allowing them to do it
  • Resource advertises a starter kit, but also includes a list of materials needed (which includes a gallon-sized plastic jar, rubber tubing, and dry ice)
Pros

  • Experiment is relatively easy to do and impressive to watch
  • Fun and spooky activity for Halloween
  • Includes an explanation for how the bubbles work
Cons

  • None