Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out
Play with math as you explore pattern, shape, and size. Use tiles to create unique patterns and compare how much different containers can hold—exercising your skills in measurement, arithmetic, and geometry. Contribute your height data to a community graph, make your own origami, and even design a custom quilt pattern.
This exhibit was produced by the Museum of Life and Science in partnership with the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative. Major funding was provided by the National Science Foundation.
Follow on-screen instructions to fold a cicada, crane, butterfly, and more. See how origami solves engineering problems and even enabled a huge telescope to be launched into space.
Find the Beat
Create your own music rhythms and watch as a graphical representation of your beat selection is formed!
Compose a quilt square and tile shapes to make colorful designs. Creating, recognizing, and copying patterns helps develop important math skills.