All of the shapes above have a common name. They are all fractals. But what really is a fractal? What words would you use to describe them? Where can fractals be found in the real world? In this webquest you will find the answer to these questions and begin your understanding of the fascinating world of fractals.
In this webquest you will learn about fractals through the internet. First, you will visit the web sites below in order to complete the the worksheet. When you are finished with the worksheet you and your partner will construct your own fractals using the internet.
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2. With your partner visit the web sites listed below under resources in order to answer the questions on the worksheet.
3. Next make a Jurassic Park fractal with the 1'' by 11'' piece of paper you were given by following the directions on this web site .
4. Finally create your own Sierpinski Triangle by clicking here.
Informational Web sites
A Fractals Lesson
An Introduction to Fractals
Fractal Domains Gallery
Sprott's Fractal Gallery
You will be graded on the completion of this assignment. Hand in your worksheet when you are done with it. When you are done creating your own Sierpinski Triangle, making the Jurassic Park fractal, and putting together a sheet with you favorite fractals, raise your hand to be checked off.
This webquest is designed to give you an understanding of what fractals are. I hope that this webquest has made you interested in fractals and inspires you to find out more about them.