Blowing Bubbles: An Interdisciplinary Science and Mathematics Lab

by: Lynn Stallings and Kim Wimpey

Are you looking for an inexpensive, hands-on way to introduce the nature of molecules, surface tension, light waves, and color? How about blowing bubbles? Allowing middle school students to explore abstract mathematics and scientific concepts concretely and actively builds a firm foundation for future analytical study. The following is a great way to engage students in higher-level thinking through active exploration.


Middle School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2000Volume 023Issue 05

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