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Step 1. Questions
Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. By simply folding a square sheet of paper in different ways, a person can make everything from a simple box to complicated animals, flowers, and even buildings!
For this project, you will research and write a report about origami. Here are some questions to think about as you begin your research.
What are the some of the basic folds used to create origami pieces? How do origami artists describe these folds?
Do the folds used in origami involve transformations? If so, what transformations are used?
Look at some examples of origami. What are some of the different shapes and objects can you make by folding paper?
What geometrical shapes can you identify in the pieces?
To begin, visit the Internet sites listed in Step 2. You may also choose to visit a library, read your local newspaper, or interview an adult. Then follow Step 3 to write your story.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
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Oriland: Origami Galore
What happens when a ThinkQuest team creates a whole town from origami? Visit this site to find out! Explore the many towns of Oriland and learn how to make your own creations in the origami studio. You can also learn more about the history of origami, along with instructions and games.
Joseph Wu's Origami Page
This Web site contains an extensive photo gallery of origami models, as well as diagrams and instructions on how to make some of them. View some unusual pieces, such as mythological creatures and everyday items.
Learn the basics of origami at this Web site. You can also find out about the history of the art form as well as the relationship between origami and math.
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