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## Structures & Geometry

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1. Structures & Geometry The project to get you started thinking geometrically! Nancy Powell – Bloomington High School

2. What have these structures have in common? • the Panama Canal • Mt. Rushmore, • the Sears Tower, and • the Great Wall of China All are memorable human achievements in structure building!

3. Structure Project Goals • Learn & write about structures and the geometric qualities that make them strong • Look at types of materials and their geometric designs and strengths • Work as a TEAM to design and build a file folder structure • Measure its height • Test the structure for its strength

4. Procedure: • Complete the Internet investigation and research. http://www.teachersnetwork.org/dcs/math/structures/index.html

5. Kobe, Japan - January 17, 1995 Procedure: • Learn about tension and compression via experiments. http://www.teachersnetwork.org/dcs/math/structures/tenscomp.htm San Francisco, California_ October 17, 1989

6. Procedure: • Interview people that will be helpful in understanding buildings, architecture, and/or structural engineering. http://www.teachersnetwork.org/dcs/math/structures/journal.htm

7. Procedure: • Your TEAM will Design and Build a file folder structure & test it for weight held and measure the height of your structure for points!

8. Team/Resources • You will be put in teams of 4-5 students. • Materials • 25 manilla file folders (provided) • Elmer’s white glue • Paper clips to hold the structure together while it is drying (they MUST be removed before the structure is tested).

9. Technology • Use the phone and/or the Internet email to contact people that might be of help in your design. • Use the Internet for research & design ideas • Use the Computer to write your paper or create a web page. • Use the Digital camera to document your design and building process and final structure. • Insert your photos into your paper or web page to illustrate the geometry you used.

10. Analysis of Your Design • Design your structure • Architectural and geometric features • Strengths • Your strengths relative to geometric design • Weaknesses • Your weaknesses relative to geometric design

11. Competitive – Yes! • Competitors – Other Teams • Strengths – Record is 1557 lbs • Heights – Record is 26.5 inches • We’ll measure and test your structure in the weight room on the due date! • Grades will be assigned as indicated on the evaluation sheet.

12. Schedule – Days 1 & 2 • First two classes and for homework - complete research

13. Schedule – Days 3, 4, 5, & 6 • These four days are to be used to design and build your structure while working on your paper or web page as homework! • Use a weekend to allow structures to dry.

14. Schedule – Day 7 • Test structures and turn in papers

15. Schedule – Day 8 • Evaluate your process and success!

16. Celebrate!