Tri Circles

A red and yellow exhibit table, with a blue, green and white information panel on top, sits in front of a green and a blue wall. On the table sits a purple, a red and black circles that have been broken into two pieces each.

How it works

Make 3 linked circles from the 6 separate puzzle pieces.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

Can you put together the pieces to make three linked circles?

Background

When placed together, the puzzle pieces create the illusion of linked rings.

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).