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Online Resource: Quick Freeze a Bubble!

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If you blow a soap bubble in subfreezing air, the water in the bubble freezes very quickly often creating a beautiful crystalline globe.

I found gorgeous videos that I hope will fascinate you and your students.

credit: pixabay.com/en/soap-bubble-bubble-eiskristalle-1958841/


videos on youtube.com purified by viewpure.com*
Frozen Bubbles Tracy Miller  30 seconds Frozen Bubbles
Frozen Bubbles in Calgary  2 minutes Frozen Bubbles in Calgary
Ice Bubble Magic   14 minutes Ice Bubble Magic
How Water Freezes Close Up

Jesse Mason uses a smart phone to record water freezing.

How Water Freezes Close Up

The videos are recorded in real time. They can look like time-lapse videos.


How does this happen? – Partway down the page read about “Frozen Soap Bubbles”

Want to try it?

  • Instructions for blowing bubbles that freeze
  • How to from Wiki-How including a suggestion for making frozen bubbles in your freezer – please let me know if this works if you decide to try it!

For more images of frozen bubbles:

* = The website viewpure.com removes the suggested videos down the side of the video you are watching on youtube.com. I include both options because a friend’s school district has blocked viewpure.com. He has to use full screen to get rid of the ads and suggested videos down the side that can be a distraction and sometimes full screen results in a loss of quality.