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Chapter 1: Patterning

Lesson 5: Recognizing Patterns in the Environment

Use this interactive activity to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about patterning. Students can try this activity on their own or in pairs.


Explore the concept of a pattern through pictures.

Identify and describe a repeating pattern in the environment.

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Instructions for Use

Patterns in Nature allows students to explore patterns found in plants and animals.

This site is meant to be teacher guided. This site contains pictures of examples of patterns found in nature in animals, plants, and trees. Have the students look at the pictures and discuss the patterns.