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All Purpose Bubble Solution:
Description: A good, all-purpose solution for most bubble tricks, experiments and activities.
What You Need:
7 to 10 parts water to 1 part dish detergent (e.g., Dawn)
mix well.

Bouncy Bubble Solution
Description: A fun solution that you can bounce off your clothes.
What You Need:
2 pkg unflavored gelatin (e.g. Knox)
1 L hot water (just boiled)
50 to 70 mL glycerine
50 mL dish detergent
What to Do:
Dissolve the gelatin in the hot water and then add the dish detergent and glycerine.
NOTE: You will need to reheat this mixture whenever you use it, as it will gel. Two to three minutes in a microwave should do it, but keep an eye on it the first time.

Thick Bubble Solution
Description: A very thick, goopy solution that forms bubbles strong enough to withstand a small puff of air. You can blow bubbles inside of bubbles with this mixture and you don't need a straw. Just make a bubble and blow.
What You Need:
2.5 to 3 parts water to 1 part dish detergent
mix well.

A Note About Glycerine
Not all ingredients require the addition of glycerine in order to make good soap solutions. Glycerine helps soap bubbles hold water and this help to keep the bubbles from popping. Try a tablespoon or so for a small batch (we're not exact about it). Glycerine can be purchased at most pharmacies. You won't need much, so don't go buying caseloads.

What You Need:
Drinking straws
Bubble solution (1 part Joy 2® dishwashing liquid to 6 parts water.
Flat surfaces to blow bubbles on (Wet the surface with bubble solution before you blow bubbles on it)
Wet string to measure a bubble's circumference
Wet rulers to measure a bubble's radius

What Would Happen If...
You blew one bubble on the table or desk surface?
You blew two bubbles and made them join?
You made one of these bubbles bigger than the other?
You made the biger bubbles smaller than the one it's joined to?
You blew two bubbles the same size and made them join?
You blew three bubbles the same size and made them join?
You made four or more bubbles join?
You blew one bubble on top of the edge where two bubbles join?
You blew one bubble on top of the point where three bubbles join?

Scads of bubbles joined together tend to make hexagons (six sided figures). Where else are hexagons found in nature? What do you think would be the advantage of this arrangement?
Sometimes you can see beautiful colours in bubbles; where else do you find colours like this?
Can you design a soap solution from which you can get bubbles that will bounce on your sleeve? Does it matter what kind of material your sleeve is made of?