Art and Science on the Go - Programs

Registrations have opened to wait-listed schools only.

Spring 2014

Folds & Fractals

An investigation of fractals and paper engineering, including the mathematics behind breathtaking images, inspirations for paper art, and implications for science and society, made possible by a generous grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

During this one hour program, students will:

  • Identify the unique properties of fractals
  • Create paper-folded fractal designs
  • Recognize fractal designs in nature
  • Examine collection objects with fractal patterns
  • Learn basic paper engineering skills and methods

This one-hour program is designed for students in grades 6-8 and is closely aligned with Common Core Math Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and Michigan Art and Social Studies Standards.

The program will only be offered March through May, 2014 and spaces are limited. Programs are presented to groups no larger than 32 students at a time and can be repeated multiple times in a day. 

Objectives and Standards

For further information, please call 248-645-3133 or email

Two new programs are developed every year. Check back for information on our next program in September 2014!