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DT geodesic design

DT geodesic design
Here's one we made earlier.
Thursday 24th March 2011 by C. Freeman

Year 7 students constructed geodesic spheres from newspaper and tape during a recent Design Technology lesson. The students rolled newspaper into ‘sticks’ then formed them into half spheres, with the boys and girls splitting into teams to make separate models which were then joined to make a larger single sphere.

Teacher Mr Browne said: ‘The Year 7s have been looking at structures and have built weight-bearing towers out of straws capable of supporting a one pound weight and they have constructed a newspaper roller-coaster that allows a tennis ball to travel across the classroom. This project taught them about accurate measuring and the use of triangulation when constructing the sphere.’

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