TEACHER'S NOTES

INTERNET SCAVENGER HUNT

This activity is designed to allow students to explore the internet, and find resources to help them write an essay on one of the topics. We suggest encouraging students to create some sort of visual display of what they discovered about fractals from the internet. They could, then, present their information and visual display to the class.

Following are links to websites concerning each of the items that students will be searching for.

1. Definition of a Fractal:
http://www.orbitex.ch/uluru/definition_fractal.html
http://www.stud-verwaltung.uni-ulm.de/people/juergen/fractal.html

2. Mandelbrot Set:
http://www.olympus.net/personal/dewey/mandelbrot.html
http://www.astro.virginia.edu/~eww6n/math/MandelbrotSet.html

3. Julia Set:
http://spanky.triumf.ca/www/fractint/JULIA_TYPE.HTML

4. Self-symmetrical/self-similarity
http://www.bdx1.u-bordeaux.fr/MAPBX/louvet/jpl1a.html
http://life.csu.edu.au/complex/tutorials/tutorial3.html

5. Fractals in the real world:
http://b63259.student.cwru.edu/fractal.html

6. Koch Snowflake:
http://b63259.student.cwru.edu/fractal.html

7. Sierpinski's Triangle:
http://b63259.student.cwru.edu/fractal.html

8. Chaos game:
http://math.bu.edu/DYSYS/chaos-game/node2.html