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Fractal Tetrahedrons

Teams of students learn to build a fractal tetrahedron made of toothpicks and mini-marshmallows

Each student creates his/her own fractal tetrahedron of six toothpicks four mini-marshmallows and then combines four individual tetrahedrons to form a larger tetrahedron. Four of those can be combined to make a bigger tetrahedron and so on.

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Ages: 3rd – 12th grades

Materials:
Toothpicks (250 for a class of 20-25 students)
Mini-marshmallows, set out to dry out at lease 24 hours before activity to ensure firmness (1 bag [maybe 200] for class of 20-25 students)
Protractors
Tetrahedron worksheet

Time:
Approx 45 minutes

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