Be like Buckminster! Design a Dome
Apr 17 2011
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Source: millercommaalex
Summary Information


design, structure, function, materials, properties

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Estimated Time Required:

2-3 hours

Diversity Indicators:

Well-suited for tactile-kinesthetic learners. Provides a chance for group work and introducing possible careers.

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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)


millercommaalex's picture

April 27, 2011 - 8:14pm

This lesson is a fun, easy

This lesson is a fun, easy way to engage your students in hands-on work coupled with the design-revise-reflect process
Lorist's picture

April 30, 2012 - 3:15pm

Homework Modification

I'm modifying this project to be a homework assignment for my 8th grade Computer Talent class. We have just gotten a Maker Bot and while the kids are rocking out on Tinker Cad, I don't feel they're really understanding basic structure and the geometry that goes into their design. This is more old-school, hands-on instead of computer-on approach will hopefully get them to think more about structure, strength and design.
jillfonda's picture

May 19, 2012 - 1:22pm

Contributed resources

I really appreciate how clear and student-friendly your rubrics are! Quality assessments like the ones you've added are important, but including the rubrics, too, allows for greater student success because the kids know exactly what's expected of them. Thank you!