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What is symmetry in nature? - PB
What is symmetry in nature? - PB
What is symmetry in nature? - PB
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Mathematicians say that symmetry has to be identical parts, but nature is never truly identical. However, it is far more interesting than geometric shapes! Reading this book, children will become aware of the balance of things in nature. They will delight at amazing photographs of butterflies, beetles, leaves and flowers, fruit, sea creatures, and children. This book will show how a person with arms outstretched has fivefold symmetry like a sea star, and if you drew a circle around his or her body in that position, the navel would be at its center.

Reading Level: Gr. 1
Interest Level: Gr. K-3
Guided Reading Level: K
Binding: Paperback
Series: Looking at Nature
Author(s): Bobbie Kalman

Size: 8 ½″ × 9 ½″
No. of Pages: 24
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

ATOS: Not available at this time.
Dewey: 570
Lexile: Not Available at this time.
Copyright: 2011

What is symmetry in nature?

“Symmetry in nature is depicted in this book through colorful pictures and carefully worded text. The reader is initially introduced to simple symmetry concepts by viewing shapes. What follows is a series of questions or statements related to symmetry...This book does a nice job of presenting a mathematical concept within the science field. Readers can easily follow along with the different types of symmetry and new information presented...This book would be a good introduction to a class unit on symmetry; a "scavenger hunt" in which students find more examples in their school yard; or a project that integrates science, mathematics, and art.” —National Science Teacher’s Association, 03/11 “Bobbie Kalman and her team have produced two delightful books, part of the "Looking at Nature" series, that will engage, entertain and challenge young readers. Teachers from preschool to grade 2 will find these resources exceptionally well researched and displayed. The bright and boldly coloured photos illustrate the concepts in the text. The large font text offers a great nonfiction reading source for young readers. Children will also enjoy the quizzes found in each section. The answers are upside down on the same page. The "Words to Know" section at the back of the book is very child-friendly and incorporates the same photos shown on the pages listed. The bolded index is an excellent first look at how to use one... will be classroom favourites and are a must for elementary school libraries. Highly Recommended.” —CM Magazine, 12/10