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STEM WEEK - Day 3

This morning

 

 

Square bubbles?

 

Setting Up

 

 

 

Mr Hockton and Mr Cooper have been busy making you bubble cubes

Your teachers have also made you some bubble mixture

 

Predictions / What do you think will happen?

 

  • Talk to your partner
  • What might happen if we put the cube in the bubble mixture?
  • Record your ideas as a class on the board

 

Let’s try

  • Dip your cube frame into your bubble mixture.  You should get a bubble on each side of the cube.
  • Gently wobble the frame and you should make some more unusual bubbles.
  • Use a straw to blow into the middle of the bubble frame - you should be able to make a square bubble.
  • Try a few times and if you are not successful watch this.video it might help.

 

What could we try next?

 

Now that you have explored this investigation what could you do next?

 

 

 

 

 

PREDICTIONS - What we thought would happen

 

OBSERVATIONS - What we saw happening

 

NEXT STEPS - What we could investigate next

YEAR R

 

 

 

1AR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • We might have liquid everywhere.
  • It will turn to lemonade.
  • It might turn into green water.
  • You are going to blow the straw and make bubbles.

 

 

  • I can see a bubble.
  • I can see a bubble. It is like a cube.
  • I can see lots of bubbles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • We can blow inside the cube and have more bubbles.
  • We try with different 3D shapes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1EW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The mixture will go in the cube.
  • There is going to be a cube bubble, when you blow it out it will make a square bubble.
  • It’s going to turn into a bubble square.
  • It’s going to be a bubble square.
  • Bubbles will turn into a square then you can blow it out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • The bottom turned into a square.
  • It popped but when we wiggled it, it went big and small.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • You could change the shape into a circle or a rectangle.
  • You could change the shape into a triangle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2MH

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • It might keep on popping.  
  • It will make a square bubble

 

 

 

 

  • It took a few goes until it worked.
  • It looked like a square in a square.
  • The square bubble looked like it was never going to end.

 

 

 

  • Try different shapes like a pyramid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3BH

 

 

 

 

  • The cube will have soapy sides
  • The soapy sides will be very colourful
  • The soapy sides will go through and down
 
  • The soapy sides have made a box in the middle
  • I can see many different shapes inside the cube. 
  • The sides will break easily

 

 
  • Try to work with different shapes
  • See if I could add food colouring to make the cube look different. 
  • Hold the cube up to a light to see what happens

3MA

 

 

 

 

 

  • It will make square bubbles.
  • It will make round bubbles.
  • They will pop.

 

 

 

  • The bubbles were touching and making different shapes.
  •  The bubbles got larger when we gently blow in the bubble.
  • They popped when you shake it to much.

 

 

  • We could use different 3d shapes.
  • We could make the cube larger.
  • Use coloured water.

 

 

 

3YP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • When we put the cube in the bubble mixture all the parts will be full and when we blow it will make a huge bubble.
  • We will put the cube in the bubble mixture and then when we take it out maybe on the side there will be a bubble.
 
  • The bubbles stuck to the walls.
  • A square bubble was in the middle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Make the wires a different shape – maybe a triangle.
  • We could put colour in the bubbles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4AS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Round bubbles will still come out.
  • There will be square bubbles, because the bubbles are being blown out of a square-shaped blower, compared to a rounded one.
  • It will be a 3D cube, if you pull it out of the mixture because the surface of the straws are smooth, it sticks and keeps the shape.

 

  • Not all the sides had a bubble.
  • When we blew the bubble, the cube became bigger.
  • There were diagonal shapes created in the middle of the cube.
  • When we blew extra solution into the middle, we created a cube in the centre!
  • When we tried again, we could add more bubbles to create extra cubes!

 

 

  • We could change the shape of the polyhedron.
  • A different liquid instead of water.
  • Add colouring to the bubble mixture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR 5

 

 

 

6HK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • There will be a bubble right in the middle of the cube.
  • Lots of little bubbles will come out when we blow, I don’t think it will make a square bubble.
  • The bubbles will come out from each angle and make a large bubble which will pop straight away. 
  • There will be a bubble in the centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The bubbles were flat surfaces on each side but there was a square shape in the middle.
  • It made a good illusion like it was transparent in the middle.
  • Our bubbles popped easily and quickly because we didn’t have any glycerine. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • We could see how big we could make the cube to see if we can get an even bigger square bubble.
  • We could try using a triangular prism or a square based pyramid to see what shapes this would create.
  • We could try using different washing up liquids to see if that makes a difference.
  • We could try mixing the washing up liquid with sparkling water to see if it creates more bubbles.
  • We could try using hot water instead of cold water to see if that makes a difference.
  • I think using hot water would make it more jiggly.
  • We could use different ‘soaps’ like hand wash or shampoo. 

 

6MD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • I think it will make a bubble inside the cube.
  • I think the bubbles will be cube shaped.
  • The bubble might pop when we try and take it out of the cube.
  • I think the faces of the cubes will become soapy and bubble up.
  • The bubbles will be sperical.

 

 

 

  • The bubble pulled away from the faces on the cube and created a small bubble cube. 
  • The bubbles were sticking to the straw because it was a clean surface.
  • The cube frame helped to create straight line bubbles.
  • The faces were square and made bubbles so when air blows onto it it pushed the mixture onto the middle.
  • Try different 3D shapes such as pyraminds, cylinders and cones.
  • Instead of washing up liquid try it using bubble bath.
  • Put double the amount of washing up liquid in the bubble mixture.
  • Try to make the bubbles without the glycerin.
  • Make the frame from a different material such as wood.