Geometric Space Station and Space Robot
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Geometric Space Station and Space Robot

Age Range: 9-12
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Foam Stickers - Shapes of Choice
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Medium Blue
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Angle Ruler
  • Creatology™ Foam Sheet - Purple
 
 

Developmental Skills

 
  • Visual/Spatial
  • Social/Emotional
 

Project Instructions

  1. Sort foam squares, triangles and circles
  2. The space station will have purple triangles, orange squares and green circles.
  3. The space robot will have blue triangles, red squares and yellow circles.
  4. Attach foam stickers to construction paper as shown.

Tips

Larger shapes can be cut from full sheets of foam to create a large bulletin board presentation.

Students can work in a group to design an environment (continuing to use geometric shapes made from foam sheets or construction paper) for their space stations and robots.


Craft Notes

The triangles will be arranged to create a visually balanced simulated space station and robot. The space station will be designed using secondary color shapes, and the space robot will be designed using primary color shapes. Adult supervision is required at all times.

Background

Launch into space with this hands-on geometry lesson. Students will apply their knowledge of geometric shapes and create art that addresses the theme of space exploration. Students should have prior knowledge of geometric shapes and should be able to identify obtuse, right, and acute angles as well as scalene, equilateral, and isosceles triangles.

This is a great activity to do in conjunction with learning about space race of the late 1950s and 1960s or in discussing today's space exploration.
 
Bigger shapes can be cut from full sheets of foam to create a larger visual display.

Students can work in a group to design an environment (continuing to use geometric shapes made from foam sheets or construction paper) for their space stations and robots.