Branching Patterns in Nature

Branching in Nature by Karen Fuchs


Using natural specimens, students observe, study, sketch, and build models that explore branching, a growth pattern found everywhere in natural world.  Students examine patterns of branching in nature including trees, leaves and plants; coral and seaweed; fungi and algae; and lightning.  Human-made constructs connected to branching such as mapping, urban planning and circuitry are also studied.  Students use these examples to create a wire sculpture tree incorporating a math and division process that mimics how trees grow in nature.


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45 min

Appropriate For Grade(s):
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th


Workshop Cost per Day: $500

Workshop Materials Fee: $1.50/Student

Travel Fee: $75 per day


Earth Week/Science Month

Curriculum Standards


Visual & Performing Arts


Call for Info: 866-500-9265

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