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55 reviewed resources for asymmetrical shapes

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Finding the Line of Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Can you find the line of symmetry? That's what your students will demonstrate by completing this worksheet. The task gets increasingly difficult as shapes are included that have one line of symmetry, no lines of symmetry, and multiple...
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Lines of Symmetry for Quadrilaterals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Explore how lines of symmetry help define different categories of quadrilaterals. Looking at a square, rectangle, trapezoid, and parallelogram, young mathematicians discover that each shape has its own, unique symmetry. Encourage your...
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Folding Shapes: Are the Sides the Same?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders examine two-dimensional shapes and capital letters for symmetry. In this symmetry lesson, 2nd graders discover which basic shapes are symmetrical. The lesson continues with students investigating which capital letters are...
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Why Are Human Bodies Asymmetrical?

For Students 7th - 12th
Did you know that your lungs are asymmetrical? Yep, the left lung has two lobes and the right has three. Buy why? Check out this video on the asymmetrical features of the human body.
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Investigation: Lines of Symmetry

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore geometry by creating designs with pattern blocks. In this symmetry instructional activity, 3rd graders discuss the many different geometric shapes that have natural symmetry and the definition of symmetry. Students...
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Lines of Symmetry for Triangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What can symmetry tell us about triangles? After looking at four examples, learners will come to realize that lines of symmetry are different for equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles. Use this guided practice activity as an...
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Math, Monarchs, and Metamorphosis

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners explore the concepts of symmetry. Through activities and class discussions, students describe the similarities and differences among butterflies. Learners create symmetrical designs. Students explore ways to rearrange tiles to...
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The Giant Barrel Sponge

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students study barrel sponges. In this science and art lesson, students discuss what sponges are, create their own sponge, and share what they created with the rest of the class.
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Principle of Art Balance

For Students 9th - 12th
Reinforce a strong art vocabulary which can also apply to aspects of math and science. Kids read about various types of balance or symmetry found in art. They analyze three paintings based on vocabulary and read a how-to for creating...
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Symmetry Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
This resource offers a series of hands-on activities in which learners sketch and construct symmetrical origami, paper dolls, snowflakes, and polyhedra while adhering to specific requirements. These activities ask class members to...
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Symmetrical Masks

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine symmetrical and asymmetrical balance while making a mask using a variety of colored pencil and marker techniques. They use the process of revision and design as they complete their masks.
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Let's Learn about Symmetry

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore symmetry in architecture.  In this cross curriculum art  and architecture instructional activity, students fold paper to illustrate symmetry and identify symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes.  Students observe photographs...
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Fall Plowing: Drawing to Scale

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore coordinates and scale drawings. In this drawing to scale lesson, students discuss symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes, geometric, shapes and estimation of size.  Students recreate a portion of a drawing using a Cartesian...
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Introduction To Composition And Elements Of Design

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners create a finished drawing with a dynamic, asymmetrical composition. Pencil sketches are encouraged for final projects. Students assess their own work prior to submitting the artwork.
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“Rhythm in Layers”

For Teachers K - 12th
Young artists learn to build rhythm into a design by repeating colors, shapes, and patterns in a 3-D sculpture activity.
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Understanding Symmetry Through Visual Art

For Teachers 4th
Have your class explore symmetry, radial balance and fractional parts in natural and man-made objects in their environment. Learners list examples and identify symmetrical and asymmetrical designs. Pupils are given a box of crayons and...
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A Unity Wall Drawing

For Teachers K - 3rd
Build class community with an art project. Learners first examine and discuss works of art. They then contribute to a class mural by tracing their hands and decorating them in relation to their own cultures. The final mural incorporates...
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How Does A Wing Actually Work?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
More than 100,000 commercial flights take off every day, but how do the planes fly? Veritasium presents a video explaining the way wings work. It opens with the common misconception, then introduces two seemingly conflicting...
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Seeing Double

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners develop an intuitive definition for symmetry after viewing a PBS video. They examine asymmetrical patterns and demonstrate their knowledge by changing them to symmytrical.
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k-2: Collaging Symmetry

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students create a symmetrical artwork. In this symmetrical art lesson, students review symmetrical and asymmetrical balance. Students use construction paper to then create their own symmetrical artworks.
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Marbling A La Haring

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Young scholars create a paper marbling painting based on the work done by Keith Haring. In this paper marbling lesson plan, students create abstract compositions and create a small mural with one another of their interlocking shapes.
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Sea Urchins - Diadema Antillarum

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students investigate oceanography by painting sea life. In this crustacean lesson, students identify sea urchins in our ocean environments and describe the functionality of their spherical-shaped bodies. Students design their own sea...
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Lines of Symmetry

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students practice dance to divide the space or body shape into equal sections to create symmetry in dance. In this symmetry lesson, students practice symmetrical and asymmetrical movements in dance. Students participate in move and...
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Symmetry vs. Asymmetry

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Do your young artists know the difference between symmetry and asymmetry? If they don't, then get out the projector and show them this slide show. It contains several excellent example of symmetrical and asymmetrical art. It is simple...