“Look it became soap! It’s magic!”
“No it’s not magic…the oil changed…”
“Yes, it changed, so it’s magic!”
“I told you it’s not magic, the oil changed because they mixed it with other ingredients, like the materials in class became different when we mixed them…”
This conversation took place between fascinated KGI Ras Beirut students while visiting the soap factory in Saida, as part of their unit “How the World Works”. They observed and experimented how olive oil became soap, helped add scents and cut the bars. They returned home carrying their own freshly-made soap bars.