The natural world offers a strong contrast to human-made structures and an opportunity for a deeper connection with nature. Looking closely at the hexagonal structure of snowflakes, seeing differences in branching patterns among trees, leaves, and plants, and studying the skeletal structure of humans and animals helps us gain appreciation for the great diversity of forms in nature.

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The challenge of creating a skeleton causes students to take a close look at the anatomy of the human body, the relationship of one body part to another, and at…
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45 minutes
The task of coming to know a tree by recreating it is a way to begin forming a relationship with the natural world and to appreciate the diversity within it.
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The crystalline structure of a snowflake is hexagonal (six-sided.) The radiating design of each snowflake is unique. A study of snowflakes expands upon radial design explorations. Solving the problem of…
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