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Engineering students at Banneker High School learn teamwork through dome construction


Technology students from Banneker High School integrated science, math, and computers by designing a geodesic dome in the final weeks of the school year.

Using engineering concepts, students researched various domes on the internet and chose the geodesic dome for construction. The dome measures 60 inches in diameter and is composed of 40 triangles, including 30 equilateral and 10 isosceles. The students, with the aid of their technology teacher, Joseph Buffington, set up an assembly line with several work stations, starting from choosing the cardboard, sketching, cutting, assembling, painting and finally assembling the geodesic dome.

Every student in the class had a part in the construction of the dome.  The main objective of this project was teamwork.