Wednesday, March 8, 2017
On March 6-7, youth from the Britannia Woods Community House and newcomer Syrian youth in partnership with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants were invited to build and name a Gumdrop Geodesic Dome.
Geodesic domes are approximately sphere-like structures made up of interconnected triangles. A famous geodesic dome is Spaceship Earth at EPCOT in Walt Disney World, Florida. Geodesic domes are also commonly found as climbing domes at playgrounds.
Supplies: berry candy and colored toothpicks. A tasty and fun engineering project for beginners! With special thanks to science buddies for providing this free lesson plan.
Top 9 Names Chosen for Geodesic Domes
- Melekh (King in Arabic)
- Spikey (spikes were added to basic structure)
- Double Dome (reinforced structure)
- Queen of Sun
- Queen of Evil (because if you poke it, it will hurt)
- Queen of Dress (the dome looks like a skirt)
- King of Knife (for its sharp points)