Shapes, Loops & Images
A GEMS Exhibit Guide
Written by Susan Jagoda, David Buller,
Larry Malone, and Cary I. Sneider
GEMS Exhibit Guides describe and supply detailed plans for
the construction and display of interactive exhibits for use
by science centers or in school discovery labs. Many of these
exhibits make excellent classroom or festival learning stations.
The ten exhibits in Shapes, Loops & Images explore
logic and spatial reasoning using topology, problem solving,
repeated patterns, and multiple images. Visitors untangle rope
loops, create their own tessellations, and venture into a world
of mirrored deception.
Several of these interactive exhibits could be used as table-top
connections to GEMS Teacher's Guides--especially to Build
It! Festival, which focuses on geometry and spatial
relationships, and which also includes a tessellations activity.
This guide does NOT contain step-by-step instructions for classroom
presentation, although creative teachers have sometimes adapted
them for classroom use.
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