We all have been doing this and loving it even more each time we did it, since as a child....
............blowing bubbles out of a plastic or metal ring, using soap solution.
No trip to a fun-fair, mela or exhibition was complete without buying that tiny bundle of joy.
It was not just another experiment in my class, but an activity with so much fun and full of learning as well.
As the ongoing theme was 'Fun with Air'. So, to really have fun with air, I took up this 'bubble blowing activity' in my class.
I used a shampoo to prepare a thick soapy solution. Then I made two rings, one smaller and the other one slightly bigger, out of thin aluminium wire. Now, I was all set to surprise my class children with this fun-filled activity.
As we set out in the open ground, children were thrilled to realise that we were actually going to blow bubbles and enjoy ourselves.
They tried it out at various places and finally discovered that it was really difficult to blow proper bubbles in a place more windy than in a place which was less windy. So we chose a calmer place alongside the building.
Children took turns to blow the bubbles; ones who could blow successfully with the bigger ring, they were given two more bonus chances.
The discussions afterwards included below given questions-
1- Why some of us could not blow from the bigger ring?
2- Why some bubbles came out very big and some pretty small?
3- How could we see rainbow colours in some of the bubbles?
4- Why they burst after a while or on touching?
So, while finding answers to these; lots of things, ranging from 'scattering of light', to 'how much air one can blow out' to 'respiration' to 'photosynthesis' to 'short and long life span', came out. It really got children thinking.
"Learning is always fun."