Giant Soap Bubbles

I first met Stacy Ratel in New York during our 2008 Hands-on Science Boot Camp tour. Stacy is a highly-motivated teacher who will go to great lengths to create unforgettable learning experiences for her students. Now I know why Stacy was so interested in ways to make giant bubbles. The classic bubble solution recipe called for two tablespoons of Dawn dish soap, 8 ounces of distilled water and a tablespoon of high quality glycerin. What the recipe never tells you is to mix the contents and then wait for 24 hours – even bubble solution needs time to age. Stacy sent us these photos to show you what happens when the make the perfect batch of bubble solution.

Watch the video of the giant swimming pool bubble

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Comments (7)

  • Stacy Reply

    Thank you so much for making me feel famous! Next is Boo bubbles- I can’t wait…

    September 23, 2008 at 6:12 am
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    September 24, 2008 at 12:20 am
  • Pat Reply

    This was so cool! I can’t wait to pass this on!

    September 28, 2008 at 6:11 am
  • Brian Reply

    For even better hula-hoop bubbles, wrap yarn around the hoop. It provides a reservoir for the hoop to draw from instead of all the juice dripping off the plastic hoop quickly.

    October 3, 2008 at 8:42 pm
  • Sher Reply

    When I was in college in the 60’s we did this during spring follies! I still use it as a science project with my college students! It’s the best!!

    January 28, 2009 at 9:55 pm
  • sall Reply

    amazing stacey have a good time with your students!

    October 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm
  • Rick Findley Reply

    I just finished by first pulbic bubble presentation at an orphanage in Juarez, Mexico. The kids were amazingly creative once I showed them what can be done with soap bubbles–I think the key was letting them participate. I have been invited to do another presentation for what I am told will be up to 500 Marine Scouts in Manzanillo, Mexico for their Christmas party. Do you have any suggestions or helpful tips?

    October 8, 2012 at 4:50 pm

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