This PowerPoint and activity guide includes a richly illustrated 14-slide PowerPoint and a 9-page activity guide. The activity guide includes "PowerPoint Interaction" questions to get students to review the main PowerPoint content as well as a template for students to journal about a "MathArt" aspect of interest regarding the topic. A link is given to the Lepidoptera resource page found at the MathArt course website. The link includes additional research, some projects and activities and informative videos that compliment the study.
What's so Great about Butterfly & Moth Patterns?
Butterfly and moth (order Lepidoptera) beauty has been celebrated for ions. But, how often have we considered the how and why these creatures are so remarkably beautiful to behold? The answers lay within the secret chambers of the chrysalis and cocoon, where these creatures begin forming their individual species DNA coding for geometric patterns found on their wings, bodies and even the species with spiral feeding tubes called the proboscis.
Let’s have a closer look at these marvelous Lepidoptera and see what geometric patterns can be found! Grab a copy of your local library’s Lepidoptera field guide for your area, thumb through the pages and see your neighborhood’s butterfly and moth geometric wonders! They’re that close to home!