• Field Trip

    More than 250 interactive science, technology, energy and health exhibits await students of all ages.  We’re experts at making sure that bringing your group to the Museum is smooth sailing all the way. Discounted admission for groups of 20 or more!

  • ScienceWorks

    Your students become scientists during our ScienceWorks Labs. All programs align with National Science Education Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards. Labs are available year-round for preschool to middle school students.

  • Outreach

    It's Science on Wheels: We bring the Museum to you!  We offer fun, inquiry-based programs for the students in your classroom, library, festival or youth center! All programs address objectives outlined in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations and include pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Distance Learning

    Our educators use videoconferencing to engage your students in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience. Program kits sent to classroom teachers include nearly everything you need for experiments. Kits are yours to keep! All programs address National Science Education Standards and align with Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.

  • Professional Development

    Join us for fast-paced, hands-on teacher workshops that provide elementary and middle school educators with new hands-on tools for incorporating interactive science and math activities into your classroom.  Join us for professional development opportunities both at the museum and at your school.

  • Scout Camp-Ins

    Stay overnight with us as we dive deep into science experiments! These events are designed especially for our Scout audience. 

  • Summer Camp

    Explore week-long science and math activities in conjuntion with Ann Arbor Rec&Ed and other local organizations.  Elementary and middle school children can investigate a different theme each week through hands-on and engaging fun.

  • Birthday Parties

    What do you get when you mix one part science, one part fun, and one part celebration? A birthday party at the Museum! Experience a birthday full of discovery by exploring more than 250 exhibits and experimenting with a hands-on activity. Celebrate in a unique and interactive environment to make your special day really special!

  • Museum Rental

    Discover a unique, dynamic opportunity that will delight guests at your next function. The Museum is available after hours for receptions, award dinners, corporate meetings, client appreciation, bar and bat mitzvah, birthdays, holiday parties and more for up to 300 people. The Museum’s exhibit areas are open for guests to explore. 

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WORKSHOP Bubbles all Around

Outreach Workshop: Bubbles All Around

Take a look at surface tension in this interactive, bubble adventure. Students will learn how to make and measure different bubbles.

Price

$310 - Includes two 50-minute workshops.  Additional workshops $125 each.

Register for an Outreach Workshop today!

Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations, Science v.1.09

  • Measure the length of objects using rulers (centimeters) and meter sticks (meters). (P.PM.02.13)
  • Demonstrate that water as a liquid takes on the shape of various containers. (P.PM.01.22)
  • Measure lengths in meters, centimeters, inches, feet, and yards approximating to the nearest whole unit and using abbreviations: cm, m, in, ft, yd. (M.UN.02.01)
  • Distinguish between curves and straight lines and between curved surfaces and flat surfaces. (G.GS.02.04)
  • Demonstrate that non-magnetic objects are affected by the strength of the magnet and the distance away from the magnet. (P.PM.04.34)
  • Classify substances by their chemical properties (flammability, pH, and reactivity). (P.PM.07.11)

Requests

This workshop will run more smoothly if you can provide the following items:

  • Large, flat tables
  • Carpeted room preferred
  • This workshop can be messy, please dress accordingly

Bubbles All Around Pre-visit Vocabulary

Adhesion: The property of molecules to stick to other types of substances. Water droplets adhere to other surfaces.

Circumference: The perimeter of a circle. The circumference is calculated as p * diameter where p is roughly 3.14..

Cohesion: The property for molecules to stick with like molecules. Water exhibits cohesive properties.

Diameter: The maximum distance across a circle. The diameter passes through the center and is equal to twice the radius.

Height: A measure of vertical distance from the base of an object to the peak.

Iridescence: The property of certain surfaces to change color depending on the angle of observation. This is due to refraction.

Professional Bubble Maker™: Frequently mistaken as a straw, though visually similar. A PBM™ is used for creating bubbles.

Radius: The distance from the center of a circle to the edge.

Refraction: The change in the direction of a light wave. Refraction frequently splits white light into a rainbow.

Surface Tension: The apparent "skin" on the surface of a liquid that resists and external force. In water, this is due to the cohesive properties of the molecules.

WORKSHOP Bubbles all Around

Outreach

Library, School

50 minutes

PreK, K-2nd, 3-5th

30

Math, Physical Sciences