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What is the Pattern?
 
What do all these things have in common? They all contain patterns. For each picture, write down at least one pattern you can see. The pattern may be a shape, a color, a geometric pattern, or a behavior. An example has been done for you.

Picture

Pattern

Honeycomb

There is a repeating six-sided shape.

Starfish

 

Leaf

 

Fish

 

Ram

 
Butterfly  
Amoeba  
 
Scientists look for patterns to help them understand nature. Once they understand the pattern, they can more accurately classify things found in nature. Sometimes the pattern may not be seen without the use of a microscope or other tool. As you observe the world around you, look for patterns ... they are always there!

Review science safety rules here.

Get the plug-ins: Get Adobe Acrobat Reader , and Get Quicktime Player. (The Quicktime plug-in is needed to play sounds and movies correctly.)

Want to share photos of you or your friends doing this activity? Send it in an e-mail with the following information:

  1. The title of the activity
  2. The URL (Internet address)
  3. Your name.

Remember that no pictures can be used that show student faces or student names on it. 

Teachers should view the Teacher Site Map to relate Sci-ber text and the USOE 7th grade science core.


Updated October 24, 2008 by: Glen Westbroek

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