Square bubbles? YES!
On a recent trip to the local science center, we learned that it is possible to make square bubbles. All you need is a bubble cube, a deep container, and bubble solution.
To make a bubble cube, you will need:
- 6 chenille stems
- 6 straws
How to make a bubble cube
- Cut the six straws in half to make twelve straws.
- Push one chenille stem through two straw pieces. Bend each end of the chenille stem at a 90 degree angle to keep the straws in place. Also bend the joints where the straw meet in a 90 degree angle to begin forming a square shape.
- Repeat step 2 with the remaining pieces until you have six sets.
- Connect two sets to create a square by pushing the chenille stems into the straws.
- Working from three angles of the square, attach one section at each corner.
- Attach the final section to create the cube.
Tips: You might want to secure each corner with string, hot glue (be careful!), or by twisting the chenille stems together. Also, measuring the straws to be the same length helps create an accurate cube instead of a lopsided polygon.
How to make square bubbles
Submerge the bubble cube in the solution and carefully lift the cube by holding the corners.
Be amazed with your square bubbles!
Make it bubble science
Want to turn your square bubbles into a STEM activity? Add these activities.
- Dive into science by mixing up different bubble solutions to see which one works best. Investigate why the bubble is shaped like a square.
- Use technology to create a diagram of the square bubbles using a drawing app.
- Put your engineer to work creating other shapes from straws and chenille stems to see what kinds of bubbles you can create.
- Create a math activity by measuring the straws or counting the sides to the square bubble.
Have you ever made square bubbles?
Did you try it? I would love to know if you made square bubbles. Please tell me about it in the comments.
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