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Try this activity from the Exploratorium-- you'll make the startling observation that soap bubbles can float! Dry ice is required, so gloves and adult supervision are a must.  The site also includes an explanation of the physics involved (it's buoyancy) and other quick experiments that can be done with bubbles. This activity is part of Exploratorium's Science Snacks series.
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Keywords: buoyancy, density, diffusion, interference, pressure, semipermeability
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 13, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Aug 02, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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