"DOME SWEET BIODOME" explores geodesic domes and unusual solutions to housing. In this challenge, students design a scale model BioDome with at least 3 rooms connected to each other. This stand-alone investigation is the culminating challenge in the STEAMstart BioDome Bees Unit. These STEAMvestigations help kids ask questions, dream up ideas, draw concepts, design, and test prototype ideas before redesigning a final model.
The guides for this activity include:
- Literacy Connection "Dome Sweet BioDome."
- Vocabulary and Discussion Points
- Educator's Background on Geometry and Design
- Student Guide
- Design Logbook Pages
- Printable Dome Net Patterns
- Rubric for Assessment
You supply recycled materials, string, craft options, straws, printed net patterns, other craft items
Half-class or full-class materials kits are available for this STEAMvestigation when introduced as part of the full BioDome Bees STEAMstart Unit including 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations and this culminating Unit Challenge.
Perfect for STEAMstart BioDome Bees Unit for camps, clubs, and after school programs.