What do butterfly wings, peacock feathers, seashells, and lightning have in common? They are all examples of patterns in nature. Nature is a talented artist! It uses patterns, based in math, in many creations. A pattern is when something repeats itself, like a checkerboard or stripes on a tiger. This badge is all about patterns. You'll have a chance to explore patterns found in nature and use math to create your own.
1. Identify symmetry in nature
2. Make symmetrical art inspired by nature
3. Create a mandala with symmetry
4. Find fractals in nature
5. Search for the Fibonacci sequence
When you've earned this badge, you'll know about symmetry, fractals, and the Fibonacci sequence. You'll have identified patterns and shapes in nature.
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Johnson & Johnson’s generous support of the Math in Nature badges for girls in grades K-5 prepares girls to be leaders in STEM and the outdoors. With three badges for each level, Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors explore the environment and nature using math and measurement. Funding from Johnson & Johnson also supports programmatic research and the development of badge training materials for volunteers, helping troop leaders grow their girls’ STEM interest, confidence, and competencies.