Section 1, Lecture 1

Observing Nature

Examples of Patterns in Nature

Nature tries to do the most with the least. There are certain patterns that nature favors for their economy. If we look, we will see the same patterns come up over and over again in different scales, in different materials, and over different spans of time. Patterns sometimes reveal information about how objects were created. Objects that share similar patterns are often created through similar underlying mechanisms. This set of activities focuses on developing an appreciation for the beauty and resourcefulness of patterns found not only here on Earth, but throughout our universe.

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