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How to Solve a Soma Cube

17 Sep

When we last visited the Science Centre one of the staff taught us a little story to help us solve the Soma Cube.

I’ll share it with you.

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The Soma Cube has seven differently shaped pieces.

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To start you must isolate the Mummy, Daddy and Baby blocks – they are the three pieces made up of four cubes that are in a corner shape with a bit sticking up in the air for their head of course.

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Two of these pieces, the Mummy and Daddy, will fit together nicely on the couch with a space in between for Baby to sit.

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Mummy and Daddy are sitting in front of the tv

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watching something God honouring and educational of course.

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Baby sees everyone watching the tv

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and decides to join them,

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snuggling up between Mummy and Daddy.

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Part the way through the program they hear a noise up the stairs

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so they go upstairs

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and peek around the corner.

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And what do they see around the corner?

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A brush-tail possum

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with his long furry tail.

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This completes the Soma Cube family adventure.

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Try it out yourself.

If you don’t have a Soma Cube you could make one.

Here are two links with great ideas for how to make a Soma Cube:

Link 1

Link 2

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2 Comments

Posted by on September 17, 2011 in Technology

 

2 responses to “How to Solve a Soma Cube

  1. Kristen

    September 17, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Fun! My husband just started teaching engineering classes (to high schoolers) and one of their projects is to build something like this. They have to design it first.

     
  2. Tracey

    September 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I’m thinking I might get my boys to create their own soma cube too when I can find some nice wooden cubes. We can stain the wood or varnish them and then glue the pieces together to make the 7 parts. They would make great Christmas gifts. Hmmm…hope none of the family is reading this. I quite like the idea!

     

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