Combine art and math with a fun hands-on symmetry activity using LEGO. All you need is a base plate and a handful of basic bricks. Make it as easy or complicated as your imagination wants. Set a time limit if you like for an easy LEGO challenge that is sure to provide heaps of fun! Simple LEGO building ideas are the best!
EXPLORE SYMMETRY WITH LEGO BRICKS
WHAT IS SYMMETRY?
Something is symmetrical when it is the same on both sides. A shape has symmetry if you can draw a line down the middle to show that both sides of the shape are exactly the same. The line would cut the shape into two equal halves. This means that if you were to fold the shape along the line, both halves would match exactly. Also, if you were to place a mirror along the line, the shape would be a perfect reflection on both sides.
Some examples of things that can be symmetrical are, shapes such as squares, circles, triangles, rectangles. Symmetry found in nature: starfish, butterflies, cut fruit, some leaves, honeycomb, flowers and even the human body! Go outside or look around your house to find some things that are symmetrical. What can you find?
Now create your own symmetrical shape with some basic LEGO bricks and a base plate. These symmetrical shapes are inspired by the work of famous artist, Andy Warhol.
SYMMETRY WITH LEGO
- Printable Shapes template
- base plates
- Random LEGO pieces
STEP 1: Print heart template.
STEP 2: Gather LEGO base plates and assorted colored bricks. Use any combination you like.
STEP 3: Place any combination of brick shapes and sizes, to fit your heart template, or get creative and use any symmetrical design you like!
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