We learned about surface tension by creating bubble windows in Science Class!
Students created the bubble solution using dish soap, water and corn syrup and then they worked with a small group to build a tool that would display the window using straws and string. Then each student took turns creating a "window" and recording observations with their group.
We learned that water is made up of lots of tiny molecules. The molecules are attracted to each other and stick together very closely to create a force called surface tension.
When we finished with the bubble window part of the experiment, each student took a turn blowing some traditional bubbles with a wand. We discussed the differences between the two forms of bubbles.