You don’t have to be an adult to be an engineer! An engineer is anyone who uses his or her creativity and knowledge to design something to solve a problem. Students at Maker’s Clubhouse are using their skills as engineers to uncover the mystery behind bubbles. Have you ever actually thought about what a bubble is? Maker’s Clubhouse students would tell you that a bubble is a thin layer of liquid surrounding a pocket of air or gas. How about whether or not bubbles have to be circular? Does the size, shape, or material of the wand matter? Are there any surfaces that a bubble won’t stick to? These are all questions that the Maker’s Clubhouse engineers are exploring as they prepare for their Bubble Bonanza Showcase later this month.
Written by: Lydia Wallace, Maker’s Clubhouse Program Leader