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I'd love to try this with students. Here in the Northeast winter will have its grip a few more days. This looks like a beautiful activity

Mayleen Cardenas Mayleen Cardenas 2460 Points

Oh my goodness! that is truly fascinating and beautiful. Funny what can come from a spur of the moment idea. I really like the bizarre shape picture. I really wish it snowed in Florida so my students can experience this. Who knows, maybe one day I will travel up north. If I do, I will try and remember to do this. Thanks for sharing!

Louis Aceituno Louis Aceituno 5435 Points

This is a good idea and it would seem like a great activity to implement; however, I wouldn't do it with my classroom because I wouldn't want anyone to get sick.

Cinthia Rodriguez Cinthia Rodriguez 4505 Points

Wow! This an awesome reading and educational to teach students about what weather can cause.

Christina Hong Christina Hong 1110 Points

This is such a great idea! I have been a nanny, now babysitter due to my studies, for over 14 years now and know the power of bubbles with young children! This is such an enlightening experiment. I cannot wait to do this with the kids I sit for in addition to implementing it in science (weather) lessons. Maryland weather is so unpredictable, but it definitely has the potential of getting to degrees as low as 16 Fahrenheit. I believe our average is 21 degrees Fahrenheit. On another note, have you seen the bouncing bubbles?! All you need is Karo Syrup, Water, and dish soap. Once you blow bubbles, you can actually bounce them around and hold them …The bigger you make them the more fun they are! Thanks again for the wonderful idea! I can’t wait to try it!

Betty Paulsell Betty Paulsell 48560 Points

What a wonderful idea!! I will try this with my grandson!! Thanks Arlene.

Sheila Falgout Sheila Falgout 900 Points

What a great idea! We do have a few days in Atlanta when the temperature gets this low, so I will try this next winter. Thanks for sharing!

Kasey Tudor Kasey Tudor 1655 Points

This looks like it would be fun! I would love to try it out!

Danielle Combs Danielle Combs 1785 Points

I think that would be great!!!

Mariana Morales Mariana Morales 885 Points

That seems like a great experiment for students. This will keep the students engaged as well as having them venture outside of the classroom. I plan to to try this in the future when I become a teacher. I found a link about the experiment and what materials you would need to do this. I do have a question if anyone can answer for me. When doing this experiment how would you implement classroom management?

Cinthia Rodriguez Cinthia Rodriguez 4505 Points

Thank you for the websites, this experiment seems so much fun to do.

Cinthia Rodriguez Cinthia Rodriguez 4505 Points

Thank you for the websites, this experiment seems so much fun to do.

Cinthia Rodriguez Cinthia Rodriguez 4505 Points

Thank you for the websites, this experiment seems so much fun to do.

Charlene Brocke Charlene 1825 Points

Thanks for the websites! The pictures are amazing! Want to try it myself...if it will get that cold this winter.

Barbara Villarnovo Barbara Villarnovo 2955 Points

Wow, I never would have thought of doing this! Too bad in south Texas we don't get many freezing temperatures! I wonder if there would be an alternative way of freezing the bubbles and observing them such as in a freezer??

Karen Mahoney Karen Mahoney 40 Points

For those of us in the Northeast, this is a great idea. Not only will it give some insight into the changing properties of substances (liquid to solid), but it will get the kids outside and into the fresh air. I will definitely dig out my old bubbles for this.

Kathy Renfrew Kathleen Renfrew 36608 Points

Wendy, Your mind went in the same direction as mine.I think it is a wonderful activity but in NGSS we are trying to move beyond isolated experiments.I,too, was wondering about properties of matter. I was thinking it might have a place in a instructional sequence ( a series of coherent lessons)either in grade 2 or grade 5. When planning I always start with the standard,so here is a performance expectations for [b]Grade 2 Structure and properties of Matter [/b] Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 2-PS1-1 I think there may be a place for that wonderful activity that Arlene shared.I will not know for sure until I try to create an instructional plan to address this particular standard. There are also 2 Grade 5 Structure and properties of Matter PEs performance expectations that you might be planning instruction around.

William Morrow William Morrow 1410 Points

If only it got that cold in Houston! I would like to try this. Perhaps there is a way to modify it for classroom use? Perhaps a cold chamber?

Johany Serafin Johany Serafin 1755 Points

If only we could have that weather here in Houston. Thank you for the idea.

Laura Tun Laura 1840 Points

That would be a great activity and it looks so beautiful. Makes me want to do it myself. -Laura

Kandida Brooks Kandida Brooks 1225 Points

This is such a great idea! If only it got cold enough in Texas to do a fun science activity like this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Teague Rab Teague Rab 1050 Points

I would do this activity I think that the children would have fun. I would have to do it on a very cold day in Texas and that does not happen a lot. Thanks, Teague Rab

Maureen Stover Maureen Stover 41070 Points

Thanks for sharing this link! I think this would be a great way to help students visualize changes in the state of matter. Since we normally can't "see" things transform from a liquid to a solid, this can be difficult for students to visualize. However, with this clever activity, students would really be able to visualize the bubble changing from a liquid to a solid. Maureen

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