Online Science Videos & Lessons for K-8

Lighten up your Lesson: Matter, optics, and bubbles

by: Jeffrey S. Maxwell, Beixin Julie He, Wendy deProphetis, and J. Aura Gimm

Your students will burst with excitement as they study soap bubbles to understand the phases of matter and the reflection of light. The study of soap bubbles addresses the national Science Education Standards for grades 5-8 related to the properties and changes of properties in matter (NRC 1996). This lesson is sure to have students bubbling forth with enthusiasm as they engage in the process of scientific inquiry.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2006Stock # ss06_029_06_38Volume 029Issue 06

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