Math in Nature

The Math in Nature MoMU displays objects that suggest a purpose to what we see outdoors, that natural design is not random. These includes the geometric shapes of honeycombs from bees, a natural tessellation. The panels of the MoMU explore objects that exhibit these natural shapes, such as leaves on a stem or natural columns and rock formations. The panels also present the scientific basis for these patterns, such as the Fibonacci Sequence, golden ratio, and Turing patterns.

The activation lesson For Math in Nature guides students through Fibbonacci and the internal structure of things through an arts-integrated STEM lesson. In this engaging exploration of an overlooked aspect of the world around us, students focus on engineering, building, and comparative shapes.