An activity available in three levels for years 3 – 10
Taking Approx. 1 – 2+ hours
When engineers wants a strong, stiff two dimensional shape they will use triangles. For three dimensional structures the choice becomes Tetrahedra.
This activity explores this in a way which is fun. It calls for teamwork, cooperation, organisation and imagination, whilst introducing an element of competition.
A flexible session with a 'zero' material cost.
Teams of children compete to build the highest stable structure using standard length pieces of dowel and elastic bands in a given time.
This activity takes approx 1 – 1 ½ hours.