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Keywords: Fibonacci, Nature, Photography, Exhibit
Subject(s): Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Technology, Photography, Art, English/Language Arts
Grades K through 5
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: PS 95 Eastwood, Jamaica, NY
Planned By: Mary Lawrence
Original Author: Mary Lawrence, Jamaica
Classes: 4th grade and 5th grade

Connections: Life Science Field Investigations, Math Photography

Materials: Fascinating Fibonacci, Mystery and Magic in Numbers and Growing Patterns:Fibonacci Numbers in Nature to be used as Read-Alouds and reference materials

Grouping: groups of 1-4 students

Plan: Students will complete this activity after reading about Fibonacci and his magical numbers. They will then walk and take public transportation to our local park to find evidence of the numbers.
Students will be provided with sufficient time to conduct their investigations and to photograph ( or sketch, if possible) their observations.
Students will be advised and guided in finding good specimens, such as, sunflowers,daisies, etc.

rather than just doing a report, students will then put their photographs in an exhibit to be shared with the other grades in school.
If more digital cameras were available, fewer disposable cameras will be needed for the students. Students will share cameras to capture their observations
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
Science---observing Nature
Technology--putting together an exhibit
Public Speaking---exhibit
As a follow up, students will then study Goldbach's Conjecture
Materials: Screen Capture, Web Page, Memory Cards, Batteries, Point and Shoot, Wildlife, Digital Cameras, Integrating Technology
Other Items: 100 disposal camerasw/processing, $8.00 each, total of $800.00
10 digital cameras