Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Design Inspiration: Origami Organelles!

"Origami Organelles" seems like an oxymoron, but company founders Dominic and Melanie Delaney thought otherwise.

The two former research scientists combined their love of science with the ancient paper art of origami to create a fun way to help people better understand science concepts. 

After clicking over to the Origami Organelles website, you can purchase and download printable files which you can then cut out and assemble to better understand the structure and functions of everything from teeth to eyeballs to alcohol molecules (images of some of the finished models are pictured in this post.)

There's something nice about this tactile, making aspect of learning science that I'm sure helps Origami Organelle users really internalize the science concepts featured in the paper models.

Once you pay for a model (or a discounted bundle of models) you can print out as many as you want, so even a cash-strapped classroom teacher or museum educator can find some great inexpensive additions to a science (or maker!) program.

Check out the Origami Organelle website or Facebook page for more info.

Water Cycle Paper Model from Origami Organelles

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