Patterns in Nature and Design 2012

October-November, 2012,  Ausable Valley School District.  With Technology Teacher Alta Longware taught the vocabulary of symmetry and explored biomimicry with technology students.  Understanding the role that patterns play in nature helps students imagine solutions to design challenges.

Beginning with 4 basic symmetries, students have learned to identify and compare qualities of underlying design.   See a few photos …

Field trip to Clintonville Pine Barren

Arranging images by symmetry type

Spiral, Opposite, Alternate