Big Kids Building with Geometry and Synergy

July 28, 2014 to August 1, 2014 — 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Instructor: Kurt Przybilla Member:235 | Non-Member:250 | Materials Fee: 35 Enrollment Max: 12

Discover and explore the geometric patterns and synergetic structures found everywhere in the world around us! In this fun hands on camp, third through fifth graders will draw, build, and learn about the primary shapes and structures of our universe from triangles and tetrahedrons to geodesic domes and Buckyballs. Through a variety building activities, campers will create three dimensional structures and experience these geometric relationships directly, learn about the principles of structure, and have a better understanding of the synergetic way nature builds. Kurt Przybilla is an inventor, educator, and writer. He wrote and produced the Molecularium, an NSF-funded digital dome animation made at Rensselaer Polytechinc Institute. He invented Tetra Tops, the world’s first spinning top with more than one axis of spin. These award-winning toys have been featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Baby Einstein and Discover Magazine, as well as at the Smithsonian Institute.