Fifth graders tried their hand at drawing bubbles. Students attempted to draw from imagination but the bubbles didn’t quite capture the real thing. Next, we really examined the properties of a bubble by studying images of them and even looking at real bubbles as they floated around the art room. We noticed all bubbles have the following qualities:
1. They have a mix of colors inside them
2. They are translucent
3. They have a bright white reflection from the light
4. The color inside flows with the contour (outline) of the bubble
Students then used their observations to draw a more realistic bubble!