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This Exploratorium site demonstrates how to create your own "bubble observatory" and investigate the science of soap bubbles. The page lists all the necessary tools and includes step-by-step instructions on how to assemble and operate the "Bubbularium." The page also describes the physics behind light interference and explains how the colors are created. Links provide additional information.
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1998 Exploratorium
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Keywords: constructive, destructive
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 28, 2009 by Logan Hancock
Record Updated: Mar 30, 2009 by Ed Lee
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Exploratorium: Bubbularium, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1998), <>.
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Exploratorium: Bubbularium. (2006, October 13). Retrieved December 6, 2021, from Exploratorium:
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Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Bubbularium. San Francisco: Exploratorium, October 13, 2006. (accessed 6 December 2021).
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Exploratorium: Bubbularium. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1998. 13 Oct. 2006. 6 Dec. 2021 <>.
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