In the run up to the end of term students working in Order from Chaos explored naturally occurring patterns via a number of hands on experimental sessions. These included river drainage patterns, crystal structures, cloud and weather patterns. The image above shows a number of students making the most of the fine weather to create a variety of drainage patterns using stream tables to model water drainage on a landscape. The experimental activities were extended with an introduction to varied mathematical models utilised by geologists, meteorologists and hydrologists. This work together with the earlier sessions that involved students using a variety of microscopes both here at ASMS and in Flinders University facilities provided students with a topic that they could research and discuss in the assessment task undertaken this week. Order from Chaos now moves into its final module which investigates complex systems in the world and how humanity utilises a number of models and frameworks to analyse them.