Patterns in Nature

Exploring patterns in your natural and built environment is an open-ended task as anyone ‘wondering’ or discovering can lead to many, many more.


Check out this video exploring Patterns in Nature and this lesson plan from Wildsight.


Austin’s Butterfly is a timeless video featuring Ron Berger which explores the power of feedback, iteration, and patterning.


Fractals and Fibonacci

Two ways for students of all ages to explore the wonders of patterning in nature.


Find out more about fractals found in nature.


Primary students – find out more about Fibonacci in nature.






Two books that provide a great starting point for exploring patterning in nature are –


Mysterious Patterns and Growing Patterns by Sarah C Campbell


Growing Patterns : Sarah C. Campbell : 9781590787526