We have over 350 fun, hands-on activities to share with you. This month we highlight activities that investigate pollinators:
- Find and move pollen, drink nectar, practice the bee waggle dance, and upcycle materials into a butterfly feeder with our Pollinators activity package
During your visit to TELUS World of Science make sure to visit the following galleries and exhibits:
- Watch Flight of the Butterflies in the OMNIMAX® Theatre
- Visit our honeybees in Search: the Sara Stern Gallery
- Find our Mason Bee house and watch the bees in the Ken Spencer Science Park
Not just another boring pizza! Take the Science World approach to family evenings at home with Blood Juice, Cartesian Divers, Jelly Eyeballs, and a whole lot of fun, hands-on learning.
These packages include great movie suggestions, tasty recipes, fun activities and shopping lists to make your family science night a success.
Learn to make your own origami frog out of an ordinary business card. Download the instructions.
Ever wonder why Science World’s bubbles are thicker, bouncier and more amazing than the rest? It isn’t a secret; it’s science! Check out our very own bubble recipes.
All-Purpose Bubble Solution
This solution is great for most bubble tricks, activities, and experiments.
- 1 part water to 1 part Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo produces much better bubbles than any of the dish detergents we tried. Mix the ingredients gently and let the solution stand for a couple of hours.
Bouncy Bubble Solution
You can bounce these bubbles off your clothes!
- 1 package unflavoured gelatin (e.g. Knox brand)
- 250 ml (1 cup) hot water (just boiled)
- 50–70 ml glycerine*
- 250 ml Johnson’s Baby Shampoo
Dissolve the gelatin in the hot water. Add the shampoo and glycerine. Stir gently. This solution will gel as it cools. Reheat it carefully in the microwave (about two minutes).
Thick Bubble Solution
This goopy solution makes bubbles strong enough to withstand a puff of air.
- 2.5 to 3 parts Johnson’s baby shampoo to 1 part water
When you make a bubble with this solution, try puffing at it to make a bubble inside a bubble.
What does the glycerine do?
Glycerine helps soap bubbles hold water, so that they last longer. It’s very helpful if you’re doing bubble tricks, but less important if you’re mixing up a bucket of bubble solution for preschoolers to mess about with.
Where do I get glycerine?
Most pharmacies carry glycerine. You’ll only need a small bottle.
How much glycerine should I use?
We’re not precise about it. Try 1–3 teaspoons for about a litre of bubble solution.
Check out various activities investigating the geometry and chemistry of Bubbles on Science World Resources.