Small plastic tray (approximate capacity of 100 mL,
approximately 8 cm in diameter)
2 pieces of wire (able to be easily bent), 25 cm in length
Use the graduated cylinder to carefully measure 2 mL dish
detergent, 5 mL glycerin, and 6 mL water into the tray. Use the
wood splint to stir the liquid until it is of a uniform
Make two bubble wands from the wire pieces. Take each piece of
wire and form a 3-4 cm circle at the center of the length, twist
the two ends together to form the handle (see diagram).
Hold one wire frame in each hand. Dip the two circular wire
frames in the solution.
Gently blow through each wire frame to create a bubble with a
diameter a little larger than the frame, and catch the bubble on
Bring the frames and the bubbles together. Let the bubbles
press against each other until they form one large bubble. This
illustrates the fusion process.
Stretch the bubble by pulling the two frames farther apart
until the bubble separates into two bubbles, one in each frame.
This demonstrates the fission process. When this is done a little
faster a small bubble may be released, illustrating the released