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Mobiles

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Clair/Lily Kerns (CWKerns)
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 06:41:58 -0500


We find ideas in all kinds of places, don't we. . . are you interested in
phylogenetic trees? Me neither, not really, I'm just curious--which led me
to this site:
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/Phyltree/intro.html

Forget the technical discussion (unless that's your field)--just click on
New Tree. And again. And again. Don't these remind you of the
construction of Calder's mobiles?

Can you visualize them swinging in air currents? With varying shapes?

Wouldn't this be great to give your students inspiration for their
ideas--beyond strings from a clothes hanger.

If you want to get a bit more complicated, try this page:
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/Phyltree/page4.html

Have fun and exercise your imagination for a few minutes--even if you never
use this in a lesson. There's a lot more geometry/math/art related things
to find on this site....

Lily

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