9th Grade Bubble Project Fun and Science-Based

During one of their on-campus Friday sessions together, 9th graders enjoyed a fun project on a spring-like day that was both science-related and promoted team building. Working in small groups or pairs, students were given a soapy bubble solution, then had to create bubble 'wands' out of straws. Why bubbles? Science teachers Jocelyn and Alex used the project as an intro to cell membranes because bubbles are excellent models of membranes as they behave in many similar ways. The team-building aspect came in challenges to make the bubbles produced do different things, like: create the biggest free-floating bubble, cut a bubble in half without popping it, or push your finger through the bubble and back out without popping it. Check out some fun photos of this hands-on activity.