Geometric Shapes and Tools with Campers at STEM Santa FE

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We took a “Maker” approach at STEM SantaFe’s camp this week.  Students experimented with different ways to make a moveable joint using a variety of materials:  balloon pieces, tin foil, brads, rubber band and even the wax paper bag the materials came in.

Creative ideas included bending the brads to make tension, combining brads with balloons.  We also made 3 sets of calipers: 1:1, 1:2 and 1:1.618 and a variety of creative shapes.  The building kit parts are 2″ and 2 x 1.618 so they can be used to make a golden rectangle.

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