Week of January 20, 2008

Facts on Fractals

Math can be beautiful, and fractals are proof! Click on http://math.rice.edu/
~lanius/frac
to learn more about these bright geometric shapes. Why Study Fractals? will help you understand fractals and their properties. Once you feel ready, make some of your own fractals such as the Anti-Snowflake or the Sierpinski Triangle. If you are computer crazy, you can use Java to explore fractals as well. Practice your drawing skills with the Koch Snowflake. You can even print out the triangle grid paper for extra help.

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What did Euclid study?

Algebra
Geometry
Calculus

 

What is transparent film also called?

film neutral
film negative
film positive

 

At what age were ancient Greek girls married?
13
14
15

 

Wonderful Warhol

Follow in Andy Warhol's artsy footsteps when you check out The Warhol: Silkscreen Printing at www.warhol.org/interactive/
silkscreen/main.html
. Visit this cool online art factory and create your own beautiful silkscreen just like this legendary artist. You will get detailed instructions when you follow the steps Warhol went through when he created his masterpieces. First, choose an image that appeals to you. Then crop your image, choose a format, add some color and share your work with family and friends in the form of an e-card.


Going to Greece

The allure of Ancient Greece is calling for you at www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primary
history/ancient_greeks
. Discover Olympia, Corinth and Athens, three major city-states full of culture, politics and athletics. Once you get to know these powers, see if you can conjure up some Grecian facts by answering mini quizzes at the end of each section. Cartoon Classics introduces you to Greek theater, the Olympics and even matters of life and death! If you want to learn even more, Resources will link you to amazing images of beautiful statues, artwork, and audio clips of ancient Greek music.


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A Feast for the Eyes

Photography is a great hobby to learn over a lifetime. There are so many cool techniques you can use to get the perfect photo. With special equipment, a photograph of an ordinary object can become extraordinary. For example, radiographs are created by taking pictures with an X-ray machine, and photomicrographs are pictures taken through a microscope. Ready to see the world in a whole new way? Check out these amazing photo galleries.

Floral Radiographs: The Secret Garden
www-personal.umich.edu/~agrxray

The Feather Collection
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/micro/gallery/feathers/feather.html

Close to Perfection
www.kodak.com/country/US/en/corp/features/kjell/mainIndex.shtml

The Why Files
http://whyfiles.org/coolimages

—Amy

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