Geodesic Dome & Spheres – 3D

Lesson Plan Title: Geodesic Dome & Sphere

Materials: straight straws, pipe cleaners, scissors, ruler 

Grade: 4-8

Vocabulary: structure, dome, rhythm, unity, balance  Buckminseter Fuller


  • Students will be educated on architect designer Buckminseter Fuller.
  • Students learn how to use mathematics and engineering design.
  • Students will learn about teamwork and problem solving.


  1. Follow directions here-

Reflection: What was the hardest part about creating the dome? What would you do differently? How can you see a structure like this in the real world? Henry Doorly Zoo?