Friday, 5 June 2009

Geodesic Dome Clubhouses

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Brilliant, fun today with HE group 1 building these. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves (very young children right up to adults were able to help out) and, as we built two, it became quite competitive towards the end! One house was built using slightly larger newspaper poles and turned out not as strong as the one with thinner poles. Once they were constructed, both houses were given a little help to stay upright by using string tied to the rafters, otherwise they would soon have caved in.

This You Tube vid shows you how we did it ...


and here's some pics of the construction:

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What's a Geodesic dome?

2 comments:

Jane said...

I just found your blog. Very cool project!

Elaine said...

Thanks Jane.