Science of Bubble-ology Introductory Class 1.5hrs

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to impart a new understanding of bubbles through first-hand discoveries, all the while developing confidence and presentational skills. Students will gain basic dexterity skills and utilize them towards the tasks prepared for them. It also encourages students to reapply these newfound skills and knowledge into daily situations and future pursuits, optimising their creativity and curiosity.

Through learning about bubbles, students will also be acquainted with simple topics from science and mathematics that play a huge role in the formation of a Bubble. Additionally, students will be introduced to the history of soap bubbles, and the practical applications and uses of Bubbles today.

Students will explore the various abilities and uses of a bubble themselves, and observe professional experiments conducted by the trainer. They are encouraged to volunteer during the trainer’s presentation and to try their hand at the easier tasks prepared, in order to develop effective social interaction and class participation. In their experiments, the programme inspires teamwork and personal responsibility through actively working with one another in order to learn.

At the end of the programme, there will be a final activity that will involve every student working together to create an artwork using bubbles. This artwork can be taken home or displayed in the school as testimony to the lessons. A certificate will be presented to the students as a memorable token of having completed the programme.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Theoretical Science behind Bubbles

  • History of soap and bubbles
  • Exploring the creation of a bubble through visualized Science and Mathematics
  • Practical applications in daily life

Practical Science Skills

  • Careful listening to instructions
  • Practicing precision, caution and responsibility
  • Observing the lesson and experiments being conducted by the trainer

Presentational Skills

  • Developing students’ hand-eye coordination and self-awareness
  • Encouraging self-expression and confidence

Social Development

  • Cultivating healthy teamwork
  • Communicating ideas
  • Stimulate passion for personal learning
  • Showing initiative through volunteering

 

Lesson Outline

  • Introducing: Science, Mathematics and History behind Bubbles
  • Investigate what gives a bubble its short life span
  • Exploring why a Bubble is typically spherical, and how to manipulate its shape
  • Breath control and body awareness suited for activities
  • Preparing, creating and finalizing the final artwork
Programme Title: Science of Bubble-ology Introductory Class
Target Audience: K1 and K2
Venue required: Class room  or Hall with tables & chairs for all students
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Student: Instructor Ratio up to 35 students to 1 instructor (plus class’ teachers)

 

 

Lesson Schedule Coverage Activity Details
1. Self-Introduction 5 minutes to get to know the class
2. Presenting Bubble-ology!

Exposing students to the complex science behind the formation of a single bubble

Revealing the delicate properties of a Bubble

Journey of a Bubble

Discussion on the daily applications and reasons for everyday appearances of bubbles

 

Demonstration – why is a bubble round

use of 2D wands

25 minutes, punctuated with bubble display as examples of science at work. Call for volunteers to assist with experiments.
 3. Time to Einstein

One Bubble to fill a Plate

2 bubble to make double bubble dome

Many Bubbles to make a Shape

Three Tries to a Triangle

Five More for a Square

25 minutes, pair work.

One works on the experiment and the other observes/assists, then switch.

4. Disappearing colours

Bubbles and Paint

Bubble Rainbows

Making Art with Bubbles and Paint

 

25 minutes

Demonstration by trainer. Students paint their booklets covers

5. Review & Recap

Recap the important points in Bubble-ology

10 minutes

Group leaders to return all of the materials back. Get the students to name the important points.

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