Fractal Dome

Telephone: 01202 304734

The Fractal Dome is a workshop and dome experience specially designed for schools, to support learning and development in maths, science and art. 

The Fractal Dome programme takes place in a mobile dome with a 360 degree screen and also includes a workshop enabling pupils and students to interact with fractals, before the dome show. The dome comes to your school and can be set up in a hall or large drama studio.

Fractals is the spectacular, award-winning full dome planetarium show that takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractals. Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining, and suitable for audiences Year 3 and up.



While these fractal zooms are mathematical abstractions, audiences are always amazed to recognize that patterns of nature -- shapes such as trees, lightning, coastlines, insects, bacteria, seashells and more - can all be found within a fractal zoom. Each fractal tells the story of the processes that created it -- whether the erosion of a canyon, the evolution of a galaxy, or the computation of an equation. The powerful lesson from this exploration - the Butterfly Effect - is how small changes to a system can lead to dramatic changes in the outcome.



The Dome show is 45 minutes (can be based 30 minutes if required) and the workshop is variable depending on age and level of pupils and students. We typically have a workshop and a dome experience for 1 hour 15 minutes for primary school children and 1 hour 30 minutes plus for students KS3 and above.

The large dome can fit up to 60 very young children Year 1-- to 40 students around year 7 onwards. Smaller domes are available.

The workshop is designed on existing content and can be quite extensive. Workshops need to be carefully planned and consist of either classroom work for a student at a table or hall work. The Dome is also placed in a suitable hall.

Some materials, such as paper, ruler and coloured pencils are required to be provided by the school.

The section of the show with the dome can be expanded without the workshop or the workshop can be kept to a minimum. Many schools are opting for a tester session 'Dome Only' show, as an alternative. 

Fractal Triangles are a popular workshop creating a giant framework throughout the school day.


Key information

  • MobileScience Programmes
  • Interactive and hands on elements
  • Supports curriculum
  • 180 – 360 degree projection
  • 5 class shows in full day
  • Cost is £425 excluding VAT and £480 excluding VAT in the London area. Please be aware that we charge a travel and hotel supplement north of the M4

Additional Information

Address: Admin Support and IT Solutions, 40 Drummond Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 4DT
Telephone: 01202 304734
Listed in the following categories: * STEM
* STEM » Maths
* STEM » Physics
* STEM » Biology
* STEM » Chemistry
* STEM » Planetarium
* Environment and Nature » Environmental
The area/s in which this provider is available are:East, East, East Midlands, Greater London, Home Counties, Yorkshire, North of England, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Wales, West Midlands

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