Geometry film: How can I use a vesica to draw a fish?

 

Explore the geometry of the natural world with students by learning how to construct a vesica, then use it to draw a fish.

Exploring the geometry of the natural world helps students to view Nature from a different perspective and to recognise that the same patterns and forms are found throughout it. This short film is linked to the learning in the Year 5 enquiry, How can we ensure our oceans stay amazing?, which focuses on the interdependence that exists in underwater worlds. You can use this film alongside the accompanying geometry lesson plan for this activity to guide students through the process of using a compass to construct a vesica, then using this shape to draw a fish. The class could even create an entire shoal!

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