This thought-provoking kit will fascinate students at all levels. Experiments are based on the work of Joseph Plateau, who discovered the unusual surfaces and bubbles formed when rigid frameworks of geometric shapes are immersed and withdrawn from a soap solution.The kits contain materials required to construct 4 frameworks: tetrahedron, cube, octahedron and triangular prism. The elementary kit permits students to observe the nature and beauty of minimal surface soap films. The advanced kit, which also includes a perspex plate, permits students to investigate the physics, mathematics and chemistry responsible for the shapes the films assume. Includes study guide.