Design a Dome

Looking for a building project that isn't as messy as the egg drop? Investigate geodesic domes and have teams create their own using commonly sourced materials. Teamwork is encouraged through proper planning, execution, and reflection of the construction.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have class bring in materials from home as a homework assignment
  • Find images of different building shapes and domes on the Internet and create collages or posters
  • Decide on a rubric for scoring work as a class
Classroom Considerations
  • Includes student-facing instructions, worksheet, and an optional writing prompt
  • Gather and set up all materials prior to teaching
Pros
  • Provides opportunity for reflection
  • Encourages teamwork and problem solving
Cons
  • No rubric provided for teams to score their own work