28 Jun

SC 2019 Week 1 Adventures Groups 5 & 6 Update

This week campers in Group 5 and Group 6 designed and created sturdy homes that the “big bad wolf” from The Three Little Pigs An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia would not be able to blow down.  We learned that triangles create a strong foundation for any structure, and tetrahedrons (3D shapes with 4 faces) create a Sierpinski Pyramid.  Together we cut, folded and glued together individual tetrahedrons and joined them together to create our pyramid. We read about Record Breakers Megastructures by David Jefferis, Building Science by Barbara Fierman, Skyscrapers by Carol A. Johmann, Self-Driving Cars by Katie Marsico, and Transportation for the Future by Polly Goodman.  During siesta we relaxed and listened to Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo.