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Visit this site: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/big-idea/03/origami

Author:National Geographic Society
Description: See how paperfolding inspires the design of aircraft, stent grafts, and the packaging and transportation of telescope lenses in this overview of the history and future of origami. With downloadable instructions for folding a peacock, as well as an online puzzle that challenges you to construct geometric silhouettes by rotating and translating tangram polygons.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Recreations, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Transformational Geometry, Engineering

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