Middle School Builds World's Largest Tetrahedron



Author Shelley Pearsall visited Copley Middle School in Ohio earlier this month. One of her books, All Shook Up, is about a high school that built the world's largest tetrahedron -over 8 feet tall!
To prepare for her visit, the fifth- and sixth-grade students built a "Rainbow Tetrahedron," which is a giant three-dimensional pyramid made of thousands of smaller folded paper pyramids.

"There are 21,000 individual pyramids in the structure," said librarian Bonnie Hershey. "The students folded and glued them and then we had parents come in to help build it up."

The resulting structure is 16 feet tall, which Pearsall said was the largest tetrahedron she's seen in all the schools she has visited. Link -via reddit

(Image credit: Megan Rozsa)

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I was going to say the same thing as bob_bob, minus the gasket part.

I'll post a link to the Sierpinski triangle wikipedia entry instead.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierpinski_gasket

And, "Neato"
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I was just going to say the same with a big air of superiority and be like thinking I'm all cool and stuff. Then I saw these comments and realized that I'm just an average everyday normal guy.
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