Let's Build a Geodesic Greenhouse!
Munford High School
Geo-Dome Greenhouse, Inc.
You are engineers working for Geo-Dome Greenhouse, Inc. The company is designing a geodesic greenhouse, to allow people to grow fresh vegetables, flowers, fruit and herbs year round, with minimal extra heating or cooling. In order for the greenhouse to be the most energy-efficient and weather resistant structure, the dome must be rigid in shape, instead of using the traditional arches, and it must enclose the most volume for the minimum surface area. Your job is to prepare a presentation and model for the design branch of Geo-Dome Greenhouse. In addition to presenting facts about the geodesic greenhouse, include a design of the interior planting beds of the greenhouse that would be appealing to the consumer. Support all reasoning through sound mathematical evidence.
How can we use geometry to create a geodesic greenhouse?
What is our evidence?
What is our final product?
Entry Event: We were able to see what it would be like to build an actual geodesic greenhouse.
Mary Grace Yates
Mary Grace is measuring to determine the accuracy of the sides.
Amber is glueing together the equilateral triangles to form a pentagon.
First Step Complete!
The first of five pentagons is complete!