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Volume 3 - Number 6
"When you want to know how things really work, study them when they're coming apart." -William Gibson
Bright & Smart Monthly STEAM Teaching Resources
Project-Based STEAM teaching resource for the classroom
Thinking Outside the Box (Amazing Designs)
Since learning about an elevator that can travel both vertically and horizontally, a Greek architect, Ioannis Oikonomou, is hoping to break records by creating one of the tallest buildings in the world, by bending it in half. The design, appropriately called "Big Bend", will be a tall, skinny skyscraper that resembles the first drop of a roller coaster and will be a record shattering 4,000 feet long. If built, it will also become the tallest building in New York City, towering 200 feet above World Trade One. Another perk this building has is the fact that it can be built on a very little footprint and double the occupants it holds. To learn more about this fascinating new building visit the Arch daily website.
Here are a few of the most interesting and beautiful buildings in the world:
The National Congress of Brazil - located in Brazil, this building was planned in the shape of an airplane and is home to government buildings, cultural institutions, and a house of God.
The Jewish Museum - located in Berlin, Germany is made up of two buildings. The old building used to be home to the Berlin Museum and a new, zig-zag shaped building that you can enter only through an underground passageway.
Let's Build a Skinny Tower
Let's see who can build the tallest tower, using the smallest footprint possible! You will need materials like sheets of paper (scrap paper if possible), masking tape and scissors. Each group will also need a tape measure to see who's building is the tallest! Remember to consider natural forces of nature like wind and earthquakes when you are designing your tower.
To see this activity in its entirety, please visit the DiscoverE website!
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