Discover the strength of a dome
Some of the strongest shapes in nature are curves and domes. Think of the ancient temples, churches and buildings that are still standing after hundreds of years. Explore why a dome is so strong with your kids and help them learn about these cool scientific facts.
Number of players:
What you need:
- Four empty eggshells
- Masking tape
- Medium-sized books
Tape some masking tape around the middle of one eggshell.
Cut the eggshell in half through the masking tape, leaving four eggshell halves.
Place the eggshells dome up in a rectangle sized just a bit smaller than one of your books.
Carefully place a book on the eggshells. The eggs will hold it without cracking.
Keep adding books until the eggshells crack. How many books can they support?
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