They then made polyhedral bubble wands (which is surprisingly calming – so much focus!!) With 15 minutes left in the workshop, we tested out each solution, students finally stood behind their favorite and explained why.
We realized each of the three lines had different criteria for ‘good bubble solution’; some were happy with the super bubbliness of #1, others pleased with the multitude of mini bubbles produced by #2 and some preferred the enormity of bubbles from bubble solution #3.
Students then discussed what they liked about their hand-crafted bubble wand, how well it worked or didn’t work, and if they had more time & materials, what they would do differently. Good stuff.