Type:

Other

Description:

This activity gets learners looking at 6-sided shapes in nature, including the cells of a beehive, as well as other shapes. Learners use the activity's shape chart to keep track of all the shapes they can find in the natural world in a week. The activity also encourages learners to catch snowflakes on paper and examine them with a magnifying glass to see their hexagonal crystals. Younger learners can look for simple shape samples, while older learners can connect their shape hunt to more advanced lessons in geometric shapes or crystal formation, for example.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

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Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

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Update Standards?

CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
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