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Rose Windows December 20, 2011

Filed under: projects — alaplante @ 2:00 pm

The fifth graders just finished a collage project.  They learned the difference between bilateral and radial symmetry; and what objects in everyday life have radial symmetry (snowflakes, pizza, eyes, starfish, flowers, fans, wheels, etc.).  The students used their knowledge of symmetry to design a rose window, a circular stained glass window found in many Gothic churches and mosques.  They glued tissue paper to plates to create the windows.  Many of the rose windows are on the bulletin board in the main lobby- check them out!

Some students at work last week:




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