Patterns in Nature: Definition & Examples


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Fibonacci patterns are often seen in nature. This is based on the Fibonacci sequence, which is a sequence of numbers in which _______________.

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1. What are fractals?

2. Tessellations are _____ and occur in turtle shells, honeycombs, fish scales, and pineapples.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of how to identify patterns in nature with this worksheet and quiz. You'll be answering questions on topics like the Fibonacci sequence and fractals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the quiz and worksheet to:

  • Determine what tessellations are
  • Understand what a logarithmic spiral is
  • Recognize what is true about patterns

Skills Practiced

These skills will be utilized:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on identifying patterns in nature
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fractals
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tessellations and logarithmic spiral

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this area of study via the lesson called Patterns in Nature: Definition & Examples. The lesson will cover the subsequent areas:

  • What are patterns
  • Types of patterns
  • Symmetry
  • Ripples/meanderings
  • Spots and stripes