Fractal Gardens

Fractal Patterns
It’s surprising how many patterns are found in nature. With this ingenious exhibit anyone can easily produce beautiful, organic-looking patterns from simple shapes. Choose a shape ‘seed’, insert it into one of two slots and watch as the pattern blooms before your eyes. Fractal Gardens is a great way for children to explore the relationship between basic shapes and the patterns they form when repeated, and it can also be used as an introduction to the idea of symmetry.
Currently on display in:
Pattern Pod