Have you ever heard of fractals?

Fractals, which are geometric patterns that are repeated at ever-smaller scales, are abundant in nature. A head of broccoli is a great example of a fractal. If you tear a piece of the broccoli off, it still looks like the whole. And if you tear another piece off, it, too, looks like the whole. A fern leaf has the same fractal nature. Can you think of other examples of fractals in nature?

2 thoughts on “Have you ever heard of fractals?

  1. Lynn

    I know it’s totally cool! The coast lines are another fractal in nature. If you look at a coastline from far away, then zoom in some, it basically looks the same! You can zoom in and zoom in on coastlines and get very similar shapes!


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