Have you ever seen a 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, but geodesic domes are also commonly found as climbing domes at playgrounds. Locally to us is the Eden Project, which is made up of two geodesic domes.
In this activity, you will get to build a simple geodesic dome using gumdrops and toothpicks. Alternatively, you could use straws, pipe cleaners, cardboard among many other craft materials. Once it is built, you may be surprised by how strong it is! Get ready to do some tasty engineering!