Geometry Scavenger Hunt(intended for grades 3-4) Jennifer Alvarado, Diana Campos, Crystal Klonek, Veronica Peterson, Laura Stewart
Point A point is a very small dot or a spot where two or more lines meet. These are several points that can be found on the balcony of this house. Each are distinct points where lines meet. These leaves all stem from the tip of the stem, which is a single point.
Line A long, thin continuous mark. This shower curtain has man-made lines. This tree trunk is a natural example of a line.
Line Segment A section of a line bounded by two endpoints. The large vein running through the clover is an example of a line segment. This gate post is a man-made example of a line segment.
Ray A ray is a straight line extending from a point. The branches of this tree are examples of rays in nature. These are man made examples of rays around the house.
plane Plane A plane is a flat surface. The flat face of this rock is an example of a plane found in nature. This flat top of a table is an example of a man-made plane.
Parallel Lines Parallel lines extend in the same direction, are always the same distance apart, and never meet. These bricks form vertical parallel lines as well as horizontal parallel lines. These two bush stems are parallel to each other.
Intersecting Lines Lines that cross over one another. This is a man-made example of metal bars crossing over one another. These tree branches are intersecting lines.
Transversal A line that cuts across two or more other lines. This man-made blanket has a transversal line that cuts across two or more other lines. This is a natural line of a branch that cuts across two other branches.
Parallel lines cut by a non-perpendicular transversal Lines that are the same distance apart that are cut by a line that doesn’t intersect at a right angle. The stair case at an apartment complex is a man-made example. Branches from a bush form a natural example of this.
Parallel lines cut by a perpendicular transversal Lines that are the same distance apart cut by a line that intersects at a right angle. The veins in this leaf are an example of parallel lines cut by a perpendicular transversal. A man made example are these kitchen tiles.
Angle An angle is the amount of turning between two lines meeting at a common point. This is a naturally occurring angle between a tree trunk and a branch. This is a man-made example of an angle.
Right angle An angle measuring 90 degrees. This window pane is a man-made right angle. The tree branches form a right angle.
Acute Angle An angle measuring less than 90 degrees. This is an acute angle formed naturally between a tree trunk and one of its large branches. This metal support for an awning is an man-made example of an acute angle.
Obtuse Angle An obtuse angle is greater than ninety degrees. This is a man made example of an obtuse angle drawn on the school map. This is a natural setting of tree branches forming an obtuse angle.
Triangle A plane, two dimensional figure with 3 angles and three sides. This man-made metal awning contains an example of a triangle. This fine feline’s nose is an example of a triangle occurring in nature.
Square A square has four, equally long sides which are at right angles to each other. This is a natural setting of branches that created a square. This is a man made example of a square being made into a picture.
Rectangle A quadrilateral with four right angles and two pairs of opposite equal parallel sides. A brick from an apartment building is a man-made example of a rectangle. These blades of grass form a natural rectangle.
These man-made speakers are quadrilaterals. This rock is a naturally occurring quadrilateral. Quadrilateral Polygon with four sides. (Polygon: A plane shape having three or more straight sides).
Rhombus A parallelogram with four equal sides and equal opposite angles. A tile on the side of a building is a man made example of a rhombus. This picture of tree roots is a natural example of a rhombus.
Trapezoid A quadrilateral with one pair of parallel sides. The bark of this tree contains many shapes, one of which is a natural example of a trapezoid. The side end of this awning is a man-made example of a trapezoid.
Pentagon Pentagons are geometric shapes with five sides. This Megaminx puzzle is made up of several pentagons. This flower’s center is an example of the pentagon shape in nature.
Hexagon This is a man made gazebo that’s in a shape of a hexagon. This is a natural diamond that is shaped into a hexagon. A hexagon is a six-sided figure.
Circle A plane, two dimensional shape bounded by a continuous line which is always equal distance from the center. This pizza picture is a man-made example of a circle. The center of these flowers is an example of circle occurring in nature.
This man-made example of an oval is a picture frame mirror. Oval Egg-shaped plane shape. The egg is a naturally occurring example of an oval.
Ellipse A plane shape resembling a flattened circle. The outline of a person’s eye is a natural ellipse. A ceramic fruit platter is a man-made ellipse.
Cube A cube is a solid geometric figure with six square faces. This die is a man made example of a cube. This cube shaped rock is an example of cubes in nature.
Prism A right prism is a solid three dimensional shape with two identical, parallel bases. All other faces are rectangles. A man-made example of a rectangular prism is this jewelry box. This rock is a natural example of a prism.
Pyramid A pyramid is a shape that has a flat polygonal base and triangular sides that meet at a point on the top. This is a natural setting of branches that crated a pyramid. This is a man made example of a pyramid made at the top of the playground.
Sphere Three-dimensional solid that is perfectly round. A basketball is a man-made sphere that is three-dimensional and is a solid that is round. This orange is an naturally occurring sphere that is solid and perfectly round.
Cylinder A solid shape with one curved surface and two congruent circular or elliptical bases. The trash can is a man-made cylinder. This tree stump is a natural made cylinder.
Cone A cone is a shape that has a point at one end and a circular opening at the other end. This is a man made example of a cone made for driving safety precautions. This is a natural setting pine tree that is in a shape of a cone.
Congruent Items Items having the same size and same shape. These CD’s are man-made examples of congruent items because they have the same size and shape. These two leaves having the same size and shape, are a natural example of congruent items.
Similar Items Items having the same shape but not necessarily the same size. This is a man-made example of rectangles that are similar but not the same size. These eyes’ pupils and irises are natural occurring items that are similar.
Pythagorean Triple Pythagorean triples are a set of three numbers that can be side lengths of a right triangle. The lengths of sides of this triangle (formed by the right angle of the tree branches) is an example of a Pythagorean triple. This is an example of a Pythagorean triple that was man made.
Radius of a circle This is a natural setting of a radius of circle in the watermelon. This is a man made circle radius. The radius is the distance from the center of a circle to the edge.
Tangent A straight line touching a curve once at a given point. The design of this fence is a man-made example of a straight line touching a curve at a given point, or tangent. The structure of this man’s ear cartilage shows a natural example of a tangent.
Arc A section of a curve, part of a circle. This is a natural setting of branches that created a arc. This is a man made example of an arc, at the top of the slide.
Chord A chord is a straight line connecting two points on a curve. This archway shows man made examples of chords. These straight lines that form the curve of a leaf are examples of a chord.
Parabola This is a man made example of a parabola the big yellow M. This is a natural setting picture of a banana leaf curving over like a parabola. A parabola is made up of a curve that has a single axis of reflective symmetry.
Fractal Fractals are patterns within patterns. This computer drawing is an example of a man made fractal. This spider web is an example of a fractal that appears in nature.
Thank You! The End