You have been ask to tell what fractals are used for. Write a letter to your newspaper and tell them what fractals are used for and how they relate to the real world. A question you could pose would be "WHY DO WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND FRACTALS"

Below are some web sites that will provide you with this information.

//forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/tocs/fractal.high.ht

http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/drmath.high.html