A maple seed offers us many opportunities to learn about science, technology, and design. Click on the pictures to study maple seeds with me, and use them to design an origami model. Perhaps you will discover how to fold an original one of your own! If you do, I hope you will tell me about it. Then we will analyze and experiment with variations of an origami maple seed. Our search to understand how maple seeds work will introduce us to some of the principles of science and examples of art and technology in today's world. The words on the right indicate some that occurred to me as I was investigating the maple seed through design.
Whirling Wonders - Science Museum of Minnesota
NASA's Maple Seed Activity Page
Maple Seed Measurements
Botanical Characteristics of Maple Trees
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