Snowflakes

Snowflakes are an example of geometry in nature.  Each snowflake has its own geometric pattern, repeated in radial symmetry. It’s no wonder that snowflakes are a favorite project in my classroom!  All those budding 4th and 5th grade engineers love this project! We start with a 6″ square of paper, folded into two triangles, make […]

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Dalahäst

A “Dalahäst” is a Swedish tradition.  “Dala” is short for “Dalarna”, which is the province the tradition comes from .   “Häst” is the Swedish word for “horse.”  Traditionally, they’re little wooden horses given to children as toys.  They’re almost always red, with beautiful decorations in green, yellow, white, and gold.  But Dalahästs, (or Dala Horses, […]

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