T or Tree

Four flat black shapes sit on a purple surface.
A blue and purple exhibit table, with a yellow, green and white information panel on top, sits in front of a green wall and a blue wall. On top of the table site four black flat shapes.

How it works

Arrange three puzzle pieces together to make a 'T' shape, then try and make a ‘tree’ shape from the same three puzzle pieces.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

Can you make a T or a Tree shape using the four pieces?

Finding the science in your world

Working through puzzles like this can help to develop problem solving skills. When people solve puzzles and other problems, they may use trial and error, insight (mental manipulation of available information), or a technique that has worked in the past (heuristics).