Lesson focuses on the engineering behind building framing for structures, and explores examples of geodesic domes and other buildings. Students work in teams to design and build a small dome frame out of everyday items that can hold a weight on top without collapsing.
As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:
Students learn about domes and work in teams to construct their own using everyday materials. They will design the frame for their dome on paper, gather materials, construct their dome, test it, and present their work to the class. They also complete a reflection sheet on the activity.