A geodesic dome is a structure made up of a framework of connected triangles or polygons. You have probably seen one at the park. A geodesic dome is a common climbing structure design. Some of the most recognizable buildings that are geodesic domes are sports stadiums. The most recognized building is probably the Spaceship Earth attraction at Epcot in Disney World. The most famous dome in Indiana is the West Baden Springs Hotel at the French Lick Resort Casino. At the time it was built in the early 1900s it was the largest dome in the world!
You can make a cool fort for yourself using newspapers. Click on any of the links below for easy instructions or check out on of the books.
Websites, Activities & Printables:
- PBS: Building Big Activity – Newspaper Geodesic Dome
- Family Fun: Geodesic Dome
- ZOOM Science Rocks: Geodesic Dome
- Instructables: How to Build a Geodesic Dome
- ZOOM Science Rocks: Gumdrop Dome
- Exploratorium: Geodesic Gumdrops
Science in Context: Geodesic Domes is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home. Login using your IndyPL library card number. The Science in Context database will show you articles, images and videos to help you learn about geodesic domes.
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