Activities & Lessons: Domes
Activity Topic Grade
Time Special Materials
Geodesic Dome: Build a dome out of newspaper. Domes 3-4, 5-6 ZOOM 45 min. n/a
*Gumdrop Dome: Do you think gumdrops can support a pile of books? Domes 3-4, 5-6 ZOOM 45 min. n/a
Design a Dome: Design and build a small dome frame out of everyday items that can hold a weight on top without collapsing. Domes 5-6, 7-8 Try Engineering 1 1/2 -2 hours n/a
Geodesic Domes: What the strongest dome you can build out of newspaper? Domes 5-6, 7-8 Building Big 45 min. n/a

*Indicates whether an activity is suitable for a community event. Activities considered appropriate for a large-scale community event are attention-grabbing but simple; use inexpensive materials; require minimal instruction, supervision, and cleanup; and can be modified to take place over a short period of time (about 15-20 minutes).