Resources - Space & Science Festival

 

Origami

The instructions for folding a Sonobe unit can be downloaded here. These Sonobe units can be assembled into a cube following these instructions. Instructions and videos for assembling Sonobe units into other polyhedra can easily be found online.

 

Möbius Strips

A Möbius strip is a surprising object; it’s a surface with only one edge and one side. Instructions for making and investigating paper Möbius strips can be found here. You can even make entwined Möbius hearts.

 

String Art

Make curves from straight lines to form intricate designs. These lines can be drawn on paper or made from string. We have instructions for creating string art (along with a template). You can also create circular string art and we have a template to help.

 

Colouring

We have two mathematical colouring sheets. The Four Colour Theorem is a famous and once controversial result in mathematics. Or try your hand at colouring our curves of pursuit. For more mathematical colouring, try this book.

 

Menger Sponge

Fractals are mathematical objects built from repeated copies of themselves. Create a fractal sculpture from business cards. Start building with these instructions, and then follow these instructions to assemble the sculpture. Here's more information on fractals from Think Maths, the people behind the MegaMenger project.