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430 reviewed resources for designing symmetry

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My Own Tree

For Teachers K - 3rd
Nature contains both symmetry and asymmetry. Have your young artists examine symmetry and asymmetry in their own surroundings. After viewing works of art, pupils find trees in their neighborhoods and determine if they are symmetrical or...
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Interpreting Lao Design Drawing

For Teachers K - 6th
Students identify symmetry as a word and concept using drawings. The lesson is cross-cultural using traditional Lao Art. The goal is to then apply the skills of symmetry to personal works of art that are produced.
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Symmetry with Shapes

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students analyze a symmetrical stamp design with an equal balance of light and dark to create a pattern in succession. In this shape design instructional activity, students review concepts of sign, symbol and language across cultures....
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Facial Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Learners study facial symmetry. They explore lines of symmetry, and create illustrations with multiple lines of symmetry.
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Sensational Symmetry

For Teachers K - 12th
Stdents create symmetrical designs by cutting folded paper in this cross-curricular lesson plan for the Math and Art classsroom. The lesson plan is adaptable for any grade or ability level.
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Symmetrical Design: Pennsylvania Barn Signs

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explain and apply the visual arts elements and the design principle of symmetry and apply media, techniques, and processes. In addition, they describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different...
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Design a Navajo Rug -- A Lesson in Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students investigate different types of Navajo rug design. They use a graphics program to create a rug-like design similar to the Navajo patterns they've researched.
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Lines of Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice dance to divide the space or body shape into equal sections to create symmetry in dance. In this symmetry activity, students practice symmetrical and asymmetrical movements in dance. Students participate in move and...
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Flipping Butterflies: Triadic Colors and Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders create symmetrical butterfly wings. In this symmetry lesson, 2nd graders observe butterfly wings and create their own. They make both sides symmetrical and mix primary colors to make secondary colors. 
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Backwards Writing: Reflections and Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Why is "ambulance" written backwards on emergency vehicles? Young geometers apply principles of symmetry to translate words written backwards. See if your school or district subscribes to Jobland, where you can view a clip that explains...
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My Own Blanket

For Teachers K - 3rd
Invite your young artists to design blankets that express their own identities. Learners examine various pieces of art before brainstorming a few things that represent their identities. They use these ideas, in addition to symmetry and...
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Seeing Symmetry Around Us

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young geometers distinguish between mirror symmetry and rotational symmetry and construct pattern block designs demonstrating both. They then work together to find examples of each kind of symmetry on campus (or at home). They photograph...
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“Decalcomania” Glue Paint Symmetry Prints

For Teachers K - 12th
Who knew you could paint with glue? After first adding liquid water color paints to bottles of white Elmer's glue and applying them to paper, students of all ages are then challenged to use their imagination and creativity to draw in...
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Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders find the lines of symmetry in pattern blocks and alphabet letters. In this symmetry lesson, 2nd graders discuss what symmetry is, view examples of lines of symmetry and apply what they have learned by finding the line of...
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Symmetry: A Design Problem

For Students 6th - 12th
As part of a study of design, young artists examine an example of a formal (symmetrical) design and then, following step-by-step directions, create their own. 
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Symmetrical Geometry Paintings

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a clever, cross-curricular lesson that combines art and geometry. Learners design a painting that uses geometrical shapes and is symmetrical. Sponge-shaped geometrical figures are used to design half a page and fold them to...
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Pattern Block Design

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this using pattern blocks to create a design worksheet, students read and apply criteria to create a design with pattern blocks, trace it, and draw lines of symmetry. Students complete four pattern block activities.
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Lines of Symmetry

For Teachers 1st
First graders create symmetrical designs using a computer program.  In this lines of symmetry lesson, 1st graders review their symmetrical designs and discuss other ways symmetrical designs can be made.  Students work in pairs and use...
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Symmetry in Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore symmetry.  In this geometry and scientific inquiry lesson, students design paper airplanes with middle line symmetry, as well as right, obtuse, and acute angles.  Students measure the plane's angles using a protractor,...
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Creating and Destroying Symmetry

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study the types of symmetry that appear in different basketball symbols. They point out changes that rotate symmetry from one type to another.
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Understanding And Creating Symmetry

For Teachers K - 1st
Students recognize, describe and create symmetry by making their own mask using symmetry as a guideline. After listening to the book, Lord of the Dance, students create their own masks similar to the ones they saw in the book.
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Monster Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders understand what a line of symmetry is and how to draw symmetrically. In this monster symmetry lesson, 3rd graders create an original monster that is symmetrical. Students participate in additional symmetry activities.
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Reflections of Symmetry

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students use video and the Internet to identify examples of bilateral and radial symmetry in the world around them. They create symmetrical reflection designs using pattern blocks and paper.
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Exploring Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners use a software program to create artwork and to manipulate images to study mirror and rotational symmetry. They take pictures of items in their environment in which they identify symmetry.