Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes

Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
Cheap and easy STEM challenge: Geodesic domes
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  1. Ready to engage your kids learn some great science concepts? This set includes 4 STEAM challenges and a bonus: What is a scientist? Each product begins with a short blurb about why use STEM at all. Then I review the standards this addresses and for which grades. I added the design challenge for each
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I call these STEM challenges “Cheap and easy" because they cost next to nothing for materials. Prep is minimal, too.

Geodesic domes are partial spheres made of connected triangles. The triangles are rigid and provide structure and distribute the stress.

You see geodesic domes everywhere. They’re in playgrounds and Epcot at Walt Disney World. They’re based on a geodesic polyhedron. It was named geodesic by R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller. He didn’t create it but he made it popular!

This product begins with a short blurb about why use STEAM at all. Then I review the NGSS standards this addresses and for which grades (2-5). Finally I review the activities. I made two student sheets for the geodesic challenge: use the colorful version for projecting and the B&W sheets for the kids.

Have a great time making your geodesic domes!

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More STEM units:

  • Bubble Gum Fun
  • The Pigeon's Bus
  • Sleighs and Spheros
  • The Day It Rained Hearts
  • Spaghetti Towers
  • Animal Adaptations
  • Slime
  • Flying Christmas Reindeer
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Building a Roller Coaster
  • Geodesic Domes
  • Hibernation Creation
  • Skyway for Peeps
  • Exploring Wind Energy

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Teaching Duration
3 days
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