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Making a bubble snake

Child blowing bubble mix through chux cloth to make a snake

Are bubbles really round?

Bubbles are a serious business. Different recipes for bubble mix can be a closely guarded secret. And bubbles contain so many STEM opportunities that you probably don’t even realise. This little gem is a maths activity, creating bubble mix is also a good introduction to chemistry. And the rainbow shine on the bubble is a great way to start an optics discussion about rainbows and, of course, bubbles are great fun! 

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Hayley Bates
Article author: Hayley Bates
National Certifications Coordinator

This passionate mathematician and former science teacher will inspire you with her enthusiasm for inquiry-based learning and her determination to provide high-quality hands-on and fun professional development.

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