In this art-focused STEAMvestigation, explore patterns and geometry and use new understanding to design and create one-of-a-kind mandala focused on symmetry and shape. STEAMstart Digital Downloads are stand-alone activities that help kids ask questions, dream up ideas, draw concepts, design, and test prototype ideas before redesigning a final model. "Patterns in the Sand" is also found in the STEAMstart: BioDome Bees Unit.
The guides for this activity include:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "PATTERNS IN THE SAND"
You supply recycled materials, paper, scissors, ruler, stickers or stencils, and glue stick.
Camp and classroom materials kits are available for this STEAMvestigation. To introduce the full STEAMstart Unit including 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations and a culminating Unit Challenge, order the STEAMstart BioDome Bees Unit for camps, clubs, and after school programs.