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Bubble Tray from the Exploratorium is an activity about surface tension and constructive or destructive interference observed in soap bubbles.  The site provides a soap bubble recipe and suggests common supplies like a coat hanger and pizza pan to produce large, long lasting bubbles.  An explanation of the physics involved and other methods of making large bubbles are also supplied. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.
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Fluid Mechanics
- Surface Tension
- Color
- Interference
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- Chemistry
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constructive, destructive, soap, surface tension
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Metadata instance created June 13, 2006 by Ann Deml
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August 2, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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