This activity from George Hart contains information on how to build tensegrity structures, based on the Platonic solids, from straws, rubber bands, and paper clips. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated by numerous photographs, are provided. These structures are similar to some of the sculptures by Kenneth Snelson.
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- Grade 9
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