At the end of the project with my younger son this morning he remembered that we’d see some of the 4 dimensional shapes we were looking at in our Zome Bubble project. He went on to wonder if we dipped our 4 dimensional shapes in the bubble solution would we get a 5 dimensional shape. Well – We had to try that!
First, though, we looked at what happened when you dipped a cube and tetrahedron in bubble solution:
Next we tried the 4 dimensional shapes – what happens when you dip the zome versions of the 5-cell and the Hypercube into the bubble solution?
Ahead of the dipping, my younger son had this thought:
“I think we are going to see a 5 dimensional shape”
Here’s what happened:
I’m really loving just playing around with the 4 dimensional shapes with the boys. Soon we’ll move on to looking at the 4d version of Patrick Honner’s Pi Day project – can’t wait for that!
Finally, here’s the project from this morning that led to my younger son wondering about bubbles: