Word of the Week
Effervescence (eff-er-veh-since): A very fancy term for bubbles in a liquid. It stems from the French word effervescence meaning "the action of boiling up."
When I think of bubbles, I think of the soapy, floating kind. I've been told that this week is National Bubble Week, and I am running with it! Oh, bubbles. When I think of bubbles, I can't help but immediately feel happy inside. They're magical. . .they're fun. . .they're for all ages!
Did you know. . .?
Bubbles are made up of three layers. The two outer layers are soap, while the inner layer is water.
When light hits the different layers, it creates that beautiful, iridescent rainbow!
Bubbles try to form spheres because surface tension pulls the liquid inward.
Have you ever seen a frozen bubble? You might have to wait until next winter to try this out, but you can create one by blowing a bubble outside when temperatures are less than 5 degrees Fahrenheit!
Bubbles are also very educational and great for a child's development!
I found this interesting article that touches on the many ways bubbles are beneficial to children. Read about it here:
10 Developmental Benefits of playing with Bubbles » Sensory Lifestyle
Last year, I shared a recipe to create your own, giant bubbles! This year, I have a different project in mind. Recycled Soap Snakes! Click the PDF below to learn how!
Until next time. . .