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Resource #34


Geodesic Dome

Levels: Grades 3-6
Topics: material strength, architecture

Description: Ms. Hsu's third grade class challenged the stars of ZOOM to construct a geodesic dome out of rolls of newspaper and to test its strength. In turn, the ZOOMers invited viewers to try the activity at home or in the classroom and share their results. How many magazines or books will your dome support?

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Article by Cara Bafile
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