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STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes

STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
STEM Activity Challenge Geodesic Domes
Product Description
Here’s one more great STEM building challenge with the easiest of supplies: Straws and Pipe cleaners! This challenge is to build a geodesic dome! Students will use only two materials for the dome! Straws and pipe cleaners (some of you call those chenille stem). The challenge involves some research prior to beginning and some discussion of geometric shapes.

Note: This challenge is available in a money-saving bundle!

Students will be challenged to find a way to use the two materials to make a three-dimensional shape that will piece together and keep its shape. This is challenging since the side panels need to be made with shapes that have sides of the same length. If you have straws with flexible bending parts this presents its own challenge. Do you cut that part off or try to incorporate it in the shapes?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes straws, pipe cleaners (chenille stems), and scissors.

The package specifically includes cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 5 pages of teacher directions, extra page of hints and extensions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, lab sheet, Geodesic Dome Information page, a scoring rubric, and the Terms of Use page. ALSO INCLUDED: editable file containing the lab sheet, constraints, and scoring rubric. Sample student answer sheets are not included, but samples of student work are included in the teacher direction pages. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 2-3 class sessions to complete.

If you like using straws as a supply for STEM you might also like these:
Bucket Towers
Straw Hoop Flyers

All three challenges with straws can be purchased in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenges Straws 1 Bundle

You can also find this challenge in a larger bundle:
STEM Challenges 6-Pack Bundle featuring Easy Supplies

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If you like experimenting and then designing you might also like these:

STEM Challenge: Building Ramps
Scientific Method Using Candy: Design an Experiment
STEM Challenge- Experiment and Design with Pancakes

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