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Zometool Creator 3
Build thousands of models from simple shapes to large and complex 3D structures with ease thanks to Zometool's brilliant shape-and-color coded system; endless possibilities for fascinating open-ended play. Zometool is a hands-on gateway to understanding beautiful patterns related to meaningful concepts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Contains 738 precision-made components; 1 - 24 page color instruction manual. Ages 6 and up.
Zometool STEAM System Kit
STEAM KIT is a teacher's favorite as ZomeTool took the best features of their Advanced Math, STEM and Classroom Kits and condensed them into this compact and powerful kit. With a single exception*, you can build all of the models featured in their Project Kits. (* You can build the outer shell of the Hyperdo, or the interior of it. But not all of it at the same time.)
ZomeTool has included every single type of part they make in this kit. This means that in addition to their standard Blue, Yellow and Red struts, you will also get Green-lines, Half-Greens and Hypershort reds. ZomeTool also put in 400 White balls PLUS 100 Black balls which make their models look wicked cool and will come in handy for teaching / learning. Kit Contains: 1,248 STRUTS; 500 NODES; TOTAL PARTS 1,748 plus 1 manual 2.3 & green lines instruction sheet. All inside a gray plastic tackle box.
Zometool Geometry Hands on Learning with Zome Models
More than 60 easy-to-follow activities and over 150 explorations will help students discover relationships and understand concepts as they build with Zometool and explore a wide variety of Geometry topics from Secondary level up. Contains: 1 Textbook.
Zometool Quick Start Activity
This short exercise will familiarize you with how Zometools fit together and the differences between the colors of the struts.
1. Build a lollipop - put a ball on the end of a long strut.
What did you notice?
2. Make 19 more lollipops if you chose yellow or blue. You only 12 lollipops if you chose red.
3. Make a pincushion using an additional ball and all of your lollipops. Use up all the holes in the ball your strut will fit into.
4. Connect the dots. "Dots" are balls. You will need to figure out what color and length of strut you will need to use.
What did you notice?
How many faces does your model have? What shape are your faces?
How many edges?
- Zome Projects, by David A. Richter. A list of advanced projects, with varying amounts of detail for their constructions. Most of the projects are three-dimensional projections of four-dimensional figures.
- Zometool polyhedra, by George Hart. A list of some of the types of polyhedra that can be built using Zometool.
- Metazome, by Andrew Mihal, Matt Moskewicz, Yujia Jin, Will Plishker, Niraj Shah, Scott Vorthmann, and Scott Weber. The Metazome website proves mathematically that by using Zometool to build large meta-versions of nodes and struts, one can, in principle, construct an enormous meta-version of any Zometool model.
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle, High
# of Creator 3 Kits Available: 1
# of STEAM System Kits Available: 1
Content Area: Math, Science, Art
Subject: Engineering, Building, Problem-solving, Creative-thinking
Parts Chart - A lists of all parts currently offered by the company. Parts may be purchased in system kits, in project kits, and in bulk.
What can I teach with Zometool?