Looking and responding in winter – 20th January – 4th class

Fractals are patterns that repeat themselves at different scales. For example the Y pattern can be found in the way the branches of some trees grow. The first branching Y goes into a smaller branching Y and on and on. Fractals are everywhere in nature. We looked at the bare deciduous trees, leaves, the ferns, the microscopic ice. And when we integrate and deepen this learning through creatively responding to what we see. This week we used oak gall ink and land art to express some of our learning.

Drawing in the air. Starting with the tree trunk, out a branch, then a smaller branch until you get to the smallest twig.
Holding an oak leaf up to the sun to see 
Making a land art deciduous tree in winter after looking at the fractals in the winter trees around us.
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