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This fun activity from PBS uses simple household items to explore the different shapes a soap bubble can take. It also contains a poll so that visitors can report their results and compare them with those of other visitors.
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Restriction: © 2006 PBS
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Keywords: household items, shapes, soap bubbles
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 8, 2010 by Foha Rafiq
Record Updated: Jul 09, 2010 by Ed Lee
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January 1, 2006
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(Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, 2006), WWW Document, (
Soap Bubbles, (Public Broadcasting Service, Arlington, 2006), <>.
APA Format
Soap Bubbles. (2006, January 1). Retrieved June 5, 2020, from Public Broadcasting Service:
Chicago Format
Public Broadcasting Service. Soap Bubbles. Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, January 1, 2006. (accessed 5 June 2020).
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Soap Bubbles. Arlington: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006. 1 Jan. 2006. 5 June 2020 <>.
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