Symmetric Patterns in Nature

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ExplorationGRADE 4-5

Skill:

Identify the number of lines of symmetry in a figure and draw lines of symmetry.

Symmetric Patterns in Nature

Explore the effects of a line of symmetry by drawing symmetry on a leaf.

Putting It All Together

Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.

Open-ended question 1

How would you describe the relationship between the two points?

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Open-ended question 2

How would the dot drawing change if you could move the smaller point instead of point ?

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Open-ended question 3

What other objects in nature have symmetry?

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