Friday, October 5, 2007

Sputnik: Zome's October Model of the Month!

Sputnik is a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the dawn of the Space Age, with Russia's successful launch of the first human-built satellite on October 4th, 1957. "Sputnik" literally means "one who travels along [with the earth]."

I know my kids are going to build this one!

Zometool is your travelling companion for exploring the structure of space, whether in 1, 2, 3 or higher dimensions! To get just the parts you need to build Sputnik, click here.

More Curriculm Connections:
* Watch the movie The Iron Giant!
* Watch the movie, October Sky.
* Read the book, The Iron Giant.
* Check out Sputnik on Nasa's website.
* All Things Considered Story on NPR: Science Education Legacy.
* NPR: Shock of the Century.
* NPR: Sputnik Deisgners Did Not Fathom Its Impact.
* NPR: Sputnik in Space and Song.
* Read about Laika the First Dog in Space on