Soap Archive

How to Make Liquid Soap

Those of you familiar with what we cover in this blog will know that sometimes we present activities that can’t be classified exactly as experiments. However, these activities allow us to work on a theme in a similar way to how a scientist would in his laboratory: reproducing working conditions, watching and interpreting the results and drawing conclusions…. The activity that we’re suggesting today didn’t begin as a scientific experiment. …

Experiences with Soap Bubbles (2nd part)

We started revising our experiments with bubbles from the previous session and today we dedicated our science session to observing and studying the bubbles’ geometry. The other day we ended up creating little structures in which we grouped some bubbles, but today we wanted to achieve a different structure with many little bubbles – nothing else but foam. To make it happen, we’ve cut the top part of a bottle; …

Experiences with Soap Bubbles (1st part)

So, we’re carrying on with our water experiments. We turned a fun bubble making activity into a science session. First, we started preparing the bubble mixture. To do that, we’ve followed the recipe found here (for medium sized bubbles): two parts of water ( distilled ), a part of washing up liquid, ½ part of powdered sugar, and ½ part glycerin. We allowed the mixture to set for 24 hours …