Special Program

4DFrame’s Class for Invention • Gifted • Creativity

After school program

This is an approach to classes where children directly build materials based on the principles of math and science in textbooks using 4DFrame tools and explore and understand them easily and playfully in daily life. Furthermore, it is a creative hands-on learning program guiding the children to think in a comprehensive and integrated manner by expanding mathematical and scientific theories to technology, engineering, and art.

This program is used to enhance creativity and problem-solving skills according to the government’s education policy and proceeds with experience-based application practices in each mathematical and scientific area (structure, space, change, and kinetic energy, etc.). The classes are supervised by professional teachers and the participants can directly feel the process of experiential practices of creative math and science in each area.

Moreover, the program nurtures creative future talents with healthy character and creativity. To do so, the after-school program helps children to 1) view science through math and view math contained in science; 2) develop teamwork and leadership through various hands-on activities connected to school curriculum including collaborative activities and creative modeling; and 3) discover converging factors of studies.

Education program for gifted using 4DFrame

Title Description
01 3D figures and bubble tension experiment (prism, pyramid, and truncated pyramid) Learn the characteristics of each 3D figure and build such figures on their own. Experience the process where the Fermat point is made in a bubble tension experiment using soap water and understand space better.
02 Planar figures of 3D figures (regular hexahedron, cuboid, pyramid, and prism, etc.) Design and build a planar figure that illustrates a 3D figure into a 2D plane, and find various planar figures stemming from a 3D figure.
03 Production of 3D figures’ applied creative model Freely produce life objects and space that students would like to express creatively using various 3D figures like pyramid and prism.
04 Regular polyhedron and circulating regular polyhedron Learn and build five types of regular polyhedrons. A regular polyhedron circulates in the order of regular dodecahedron, regular hexahedron, regular tetrahedron, regular octahedron, and regular icosahedron. Learn about such circulation and build regular polyhedrons.
05 Several appearances of a soccer ball with “Fullerene structure” (the truncated icosahedron) If the points of a regular icosahedron are cut, it becomes a truncated icosahedron (soccer ball). Learn about the soccer ball from multiple angles through its several appearances (convex and concave). Learn and build carbon nanotube through the soccer ball comprised of hexagons and pentagons and carbon molecules structures with c60 (consisted of 60 carbon molecules) soccer ball shape.
06 Semi-regular polyhedron Understand 13 principles of the semi-regular polyhedron, which is made by truncating the points and edges of the regular polyhedron, and build it yourself
07 ㆍGeodesic dome &
Frame educational tool: Developed to freely express the angles of figures from 30〫to 180〫using tubes of various lengths such as 3 cm, 5 cm, 6 cm, 7 cm, and 10 cm long and connectors. Sticker block: Small blocks made of E.V.A (Ethylene.Vinyl.Acetate). Using adhesive tapes on the back, the blocks were developed to forge a desired shape by stacking and building up figures from a 2D plane to a 3D solid by attaching and piling them without any adhesives or scissors.
08 ㆍDeltahedron
ㆍCatalan solid
A solid made of equilateral triangles only is called deltahedron. Understand its diverse types and build it yourself. A polyhedron in which the faces of the semi-regular polyhedron turn into points and the points to faces is called Catalan solid. Figure out its types and principles by building it yourself.
09 Making various curved surfaces (egg shape, balloon shape, pot shape, and torus) A sphere is a 3D figure consisted of all points that are at the same distance from a point. Despite different sizes, all spheres show a circle all the time whenever cut in any direction. Search for a solid with curved surfaces in daily life and create a preferred 3D curved surface yourself by cutting according to diameter values.
10 Creating Saturn and its Rings Create Saturn, a planet with rings, and its rings by applying the torus shape.
11 Solid of revolution If a 2D figure revolves around the axis of an inner line, diverse solids appear. Experience a number of cases that can be expressed by the solids of revolution.
12 Pythagorean theorem a²+b²=c². This is the Pythagorean theorem. To children who find figures difficult, it is hard to understand such solid and calculate the values of 3D figure. What if they make a solid with 4DFrame by themselves and understand what to calculate and then compute its value?
13 Making a Möbius strip and Klein bottle The Möbius strip has no distinction between inside and outside. Realize Möbius strip in 3D in order to design a 4D Klein bottle which has only one entrance for entry and exit, and calculate its values and create the bottle yourself.
14 ㆍBuilding a geometric structure of the bridge
ㆍ& bridge structure model contest
With the advancement of industrial technology, bridges have seen a great deal of change and progress. Design and build a strong and beautiful bridge by yourself and understand its principles. Hold a contest by adding more weights to the bridges to select a person who built the strongest one.
15 Non-powered cars contest As the uses of wheels become diversified and technology evolves, an automobile became an essential necessity in life. Through such various uses of wheels in history, imagine changes of a future car and build one yourself. Hold a car racing contest, too.
16 Helicopter (double gear structure) A helicopter has two rotors: a big propeller on the body and a smaller propeller on the tail. Figure out the reasons why and build a structure where if one rotor rotates, vertical and horizontal gears also rotate at the same time.
17 Carbon nanotube C60 (consisting of 60 carbon molecules) – A new material in the 21st century, carbon nanotube! It is consisted of the hexagon- and pentagon-shaped carbon molecules like a soccer ball and is called a dream material owing to its strength that is 100,000 times stronger than steel. Create it yourself.
18 Making a DNA structure Understand four bases comprising DNA and create a DNA gene model based on the double helix structure.
19 Space science Our ancestors’ astronomical observation in Cheomseongdae Through the opening of the era of Korean astronaut, learn about our ancestors’ astronomical observation and perception of the universe. Figure out the meanings of Cheomseongdae (observatory) by constructing it yourself.
20 Space science Observation of constellations, decoration of constellations There are 88 constellations in the sky. Learn about zodiacal signs including your birth constellation. Create your own constellation matching the birth constellation and challenge for a host of unknown constellations.
21 Space science A dream towards the space! Making a space rocket Currently countries around the world are competing to launch rockets outside the Earth’s atmosphere for several purposes, and they are sending manned and unmanned spaceships to the universe to secure leadership in the space age of the 21st century. Understand the principle of launching a space rocket and build a structured model yourself.
22 Space science Save the astronaut! Egg Landing Module Competition An astronaut is safely returning to the Earth after completing his/her mission. What kind of spaceship should it be to safely return through the strong gravity of the Earth? Search for the most stable structured figure and experiment with a self-designed egg landing module.
23 Traditional science 1 Progress of communications Beacon fire station South Korea is an IT powerhouse. Learn how our ancestors communicated with one another and build a beacon fire station using 4D stickers. It gives greater pride in Korea as a global IT giant of the present.
24 Traditional science 2 Principle of the golden ratio Dabotap Pagoda 1:1.4 is the Korean golden ratio. Build Dabotap Pagoda, a culmination of traditional science based on the golden ratio Other pagodas) Seokgatap Pagoda, Nine-story Stone Pagoda at Mireuksaji Temple Site, and Five-story Stone Pagoda at Jeongnimsa Temple Site
25 Traditional science 3 Making Gong-Po Figure out the building structure of Korea’s traditional wooden architecture and learn its scientific principle. Understand our architectural features – beautiful and splendid but also stable and eco-friendly – while building it with a Gong-Po educational tool model.
26 Traditional science 4 Scientific principle of the catapult The catapult, what can be called as a predecessor of today’s cannon, was a powerful weapon to lift and throw a heavy stone and destroy the base of the enemy a few hundred meters away. Understand how the principle of levers and resilience are applied to the catapult and build it yourself.
27 Cycloid If balls are simultaneously dropped in straight line, parabola, and cycloid curve, which side would arrive at the end first? Understand and make the mysterious and amazing curve cycloid.
28 From math to science! Making a roller coaster When an object falls down by gravity from a certain height, its potential energy turns into kinetic energy and thus its speed becomes faster. Design and build a roller coaster yourself. Combine individual roller-coasters in the team to build a higher, longer roller coaster.
29 Turn potential energy into kinetic energy! Making a waterwheel Instead of today’s convenient production of electricity at hydropower plants, our ancestors commonly used waterwheels to generate energy by the power of running or falling water. Build a waterwheel yourself and understand the process of conversion of potential energy to kinetic energy.
30 Alternative energy Wind turbine In response to the upcoming depletion of fossil fuels in the 21st century, the world has been holding a keen view on alternative energy. The wind turbine is natural energy equipment to generate energy through power of wind. Learn about the wind turbine and build it yourself.
31 Manufacturing a structure and equipment that move by the principles of cranks and gears Automata The merry-go-round is an interesting ride in amusement parks and it moves by several mechanical factors like cam, crank and gear among others. Figure out the principles of cam and crank, which are used for operating a motor vehicle engine or sawing machine, etc. and convert rotational motion to vertical reciprocating motion, and the principles of gear, which accurately transmits torque or rotation with its teeth meshed with each other. Build an automata yourself by using these factors.
32 Reversely ascending double cone All substances move from a high place to a low place due to gravity. But, why does a double cone charge in the reverse direction? Learn about the scientific principles and center of mass by observing the principles of double cone.
33 Theo Jansen’s leg system (crank principle) A kinetic artist Theo Jansen presented an eco-friendly alternative to the humankind’s environmental issues. He is called “Leonardo da Vinci of the 21st century” by materializing immense seaside beasts. He superbly rendered muscular movements using the piston motion that exploits wind power and air pressure by connecting plastic tubes and recycling plastic bottles. Build the leg system of the seaside beast with 4DFrame and understand the axis and frame connection structure, which is more easily usable on the sand than wheels and energy-saving.
34 Principle of gears
- Gear pair with parallel axes
- Gear pair with non-parallel and non-intersecting axes
Gears were developed by the humankind through scientific research to precisely transmit torque and rotation without any slip. Learn their types and principles and build various gear structures yourself.
35 Principle of the pulley Nongno (a type of Korean pulleys) & compound pulley Geojunggi is a traditional machine designed by Yak Yong Jeong in 1796 to lift heavy stones applying the principle of the pulley when he built Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Examine practical apparatuses that use the pulley in our life and understand its principle. Build an appliance that uses the pulley yourself.
36 Device to transmit torque Universal joint A universal joint with a “+” shaped bearing between shafts is a mechanical device that allows for the flexible transmission of torque when the two shafts are not in parallel to each other. Understand its principles through examples of universal joint used in various situations in daily life and make the joint yourself.
37 Instrument to measure the weight of an object (mass or weight) Making an equal-arm balance The equal-arm balance for measuring the weight of an object (mass or weight) differently recognizes the weight depending on the distance from the fulcrum. Understand the principle of its measurement and make the balance yourself.