Secrets of Circles
What do a bagel, a ball, and a banana all have in common? Cut them through the center, and each one has a circle inside! This is just one of many secrets you may find in a new exhibition created and circulated by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.
What other secrets can circles possibly have? They pose no enigma. They are extremely familiar. In fact, they are simply everywhere! And therein lies the mystery. Why are they everywhere? What makes them the best shape for both pizza and car wheels? Why are bubbles and the sun and the iris of your eye all circles? So simple, and yet so incredibly powerful, the circle is found in nature and used in many ways by people…throughout time and across cultures.
Secrets of Circles is produced by Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, and travels nationwide courtesy of Marvell Semiconductor and Brocade Communications Systems. Traveling exhibitions are presented locally by Xerox Foundation.