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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Fractalicious

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.


Fractal tree

Stimulus Questions

Fractalicious is an area of modern Mathematics derived from the Latin 'fractus'.

They are used to help study snowflakes, blood vessels, lightening and even the shape of the entire galaxy!

  • What are these pictures of?



  • Investigate fractal trees, the Koch snowflake, Sierpinkski triangle or the Menger sponge. 

Consider the initial volume and surface area.  What about a final volume and surface area?

Sierpinkski Triangle

Understanding Fractals

Sweet Search - a search engine for students

Try to find out more using Sweet Search, a search engine designed to help students find reliable information.

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Have a go at finding some more information using the search engines in the boxes below.  Sweet Search and ipl2 both look for useful information for students on the internet. 

Here are some ideas of keywords to search for:

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