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### E.T. Do Math

No one knows for sure if intelligent extraterrestrial life exists or ever existed. But many believe intelligent beings live elsewhere, despite a complete lack of compelling physical evidence. Why do s ...

### Mathematical Modeling of Bacterial Growth

This experiment will introduce students to the mathematical modeling of biological processes. Students will fit the growth pattern of bacteria to a mathematical model and predict future colony expansi ...

### Iterating Fractals

Fractals are on the cutting edge of mathematics because deep exploration of their properties was not possible without modern technology. Basically, a fractal is a geometric shape that is self-similar, ...

### A Fractal in a Fractal

This experiment will explore whether fractals really repeat themselves infinitely. Are fractals really self-similar? How far must one zoom into a fractal to find an exact replica of the whole fractal? ...

### Oregametry

Origami is an ancient Japanese art form that’s wildly popular among the arts & crafts crowd.But most of us don’t realize that techniques used in standard origami folding have aided the design and deve ...

### How High Is That?

This project explores ways to measure the heights of objects located out of reach. Project Goals: To illustrate the different ways in which extreme height can be measured. To develop new and improved ...

### Physics of Pool: Elastic Collision of Equal Masses

The final shot in the pool game is yours, but the cue and the eight ball aren’t nicely lined up with any of the pockets. Looking around, the closest pocket is 45 degrees off the line between the two b ...

### Pendulum Waves

Sometimes, physics can be used to create beautiful art. Kinetic art is art that relies on motion to achieve a specific effect. Often that motion is just an application of simple laws of physics. Waves ...

### Order in Chaos

Iterated algorithms are very important for mathematics today. By repeating equations, scientists are finding brand new things out about the natural world (populations, epidemics, etc.). Iterated algor ...

### Is Parallax an Accurate Measure of Distance?

Motion parallax” is easily demonstrable by closing one eye, staring at a pencil, and then opening the closed eye and closing the other. The pencil appears to move because the eyes have different locat ...