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Make a Pattern (Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Teacher, Parent)
We want students to learn how to recognise and make patterns! Patterns are everywhere and have importance in maths, science, arts and culture.
We have created pattern making inspiration videos that can be accessed on demand. The concepts of patterns and symmetry align with the Australian and State curriculums and teacher resources are available here, if you’d like to use this activity in your classroom.
After students have made their own pattern they are welcome to submit it into our competition with an accompanying (50 words or less) statement, for a chance to win an awesome prize pack!
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Bragg Your Pattern
Helen Maynard-Casely loves to tell stories about science. She works as Senior Instrument Scientist at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, ANSTO, and her research interest centre about the structures of materials relevant to the dwarf planets of our solar system.
Helen’s journey to exploring these icy worlds began with her degree in Planetary Sciences from University College London and was followed by her PhD in high-pressure physics undertaken at the University of Edinburgh. Moving to Australia first to a post-doctoral position at the Australian Synchrotron, she moved to the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering in 2013 to work on the High Intensity Diffractometer (known as Wombat).
When not working on Wombat, Helen also enjoys promoting crystallography and science to as wide an audience as possible, for example she coordinated the 2014 Crystallography365 project, was the 2019 Australian Institute of Physics ‘Women in Physics’ Lecturer and published her first children’s book (I heart Pluto) in 2020.
On Demand (available until: 30-Sep-2022 12:00PM)
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Creative Arts » Visual Arts » Making (Visual Arts)
Maths » Measurement and Geometry » Angles
Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Material World
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
To recognise patterns and why they are important in culture, maths and science.
- Evidence of pattern theme in artwork
- Creativity and originality of artwork in relation to pattern theme
- Representation of pattern/symmetry knowledge through imagery
Terms and Conditions
Competition terms and conditions can be found here.
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Technology and Materials Requirements
Internet will be required for accessing the YouTube video and downloading teaching resources.
Materials for creating an artwork. Examples include, but are not limited to: pencil, acrylic paint, water colours, charcoal, markers, collage, digital device, chalk, crayons, graphite, fabric, oil pastels, paper.
Post event: For competition entry, a camera will be required to photograph the artwork and internet will be required to submit the entry. Submit your entry here.