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Patterns in Nature

Butterflies and moths are symmetrical, they have two equal sides. Symmetry means balanced proportions.

  • Mrs. Schmidt's class
      spotted symmetry everywhere!

    Find One

    Look closely at a butterfly or moth. See the patterns of color and designs in their wings. Do you see the symmetry?

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    Butterflies are examples
    of bilateral symmetry.

    Make your own balancing butterfly.

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    color your butterfly pattern

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    cut the butterfly out

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    tape a penny to tip of each wing

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    Are all butterflies symmetrical? Go outside, look carefully at butterflies and other insects and start a collection of balancing bugs. What is the difference between a butterfly and a moth?

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