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STEM Education Sets by ZomeTool
Give your children the tools to learn in 3D and 4D using the award winning construction set loved by children and Nobel Prize winners alike!
With a goal of making Zome geometry accessible even to 6 year olds, ZomeTool set out to design and develop a toy that would ignite the imaginations of our future architects, scientists and engineers.
At the heart of ZomeTool is the small ball with the big name – the Rhombicosidodecahedron connector, each with 62 holes, 20 triangular, 12 hexagonal and 30 rectangular!
The product spoke for itself, however, among mathematicians and research scientists, who could immediately see uses for Zometool in their work. The system, with math based on Golden Section proportions and 2-, 3-, and 5-fold symmetries, applies to an amazing variety of scientific pursuits.
After the discovery of quasicrystals, for which Dan Shechtman was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, both Shechtman and 2-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling used Zometool during the debate over whether quasicrystals were real. Mathematicians such as Roger Penrose of Oxford University and John Conway of Princeton University use Zometool to model complex geometric forms.
After publishing his “An Exceptionally Simple Theory of Everything” in 2007, physicist Garret Lisi would sometimes use Zometool to illustrate the complex 8-dimensional structure (the E8) underpinning his theory which combines particle physics with Einstein’s theory of gravitation.
None of which made Zometool any less fun for kids. Linking the geometry of the ancient Greeks to quantum physics, from inner space to outer space, Zometool is positioned to be the basis of spatial interpretation for the new millennium.
Click here to view a video called Introducing ZomeTool.