At camp this week we did a “science experiment.” I use the term experiment loosely, but it got the kids really excited! Soap cloud are a fun way to learn about molecules and how atoms move faster when they are heated.
- Ivory Soap- for some reason it has to be Ivory
- I broke the bars of soap in half to make it go further- you can just use your hands to easily snap it or you can do a whole bar
- Place soap in microwave
- Microwave soap 1-1:30 minutes- watch it grow!
- Remove soap cloud and allow it to cool
- Have fun!
The clouds are fluffy and fun but a little fragile. They are great to play with outside or even to take in the bath tub. It makes a fun, frugal activity with a little bit of science mixed in.