Let’s hear it for the hermit crab. The bargain hunters of the ocean. They don’t aspire to Kevin McCloud and go building there own ‘Grand Designs’. Hermit Crabs are thrifty and make use of those designs that other molluscs have left behind. Common hermit crab Hermit crabs are my ultimate favourite. They’ve an eye for […]
Kids shell collection display
Every coat pocket has them in, and many gather at the rim of the washing machine having been tucked in jeans at the beach and then long forgotten about. Seashells, irresistable when they sparkle at the shoreline and I always feel rich when a have a handful of newly found shells. It is perhaps a more […]
Bilateral symmetry in nature
We see it all the time but most of the time don’t even realise it. Bilateral Symmetry in Nature. Most easily understood as Reflective Symmetry. Not to be confused with Rotational symmetry, Bilateral or Reflective symmetry is when the mirrored elements are arranged around a centre line. Idea 52 from 60 Wild ideas for Summer Holidays, Can […]
What is Rotational Symmetry?
Thanks to an opportunity to collaborate with our friends in the Clonakilty Bike Festival, we are putting together an activity on ‘What is Rotational Symmetry?’. What is Rotational Symmetry? Repeated patterns around a fixed point. Rotational Symmetry can involve any number of repeated elements. You see it many places but probably don’t realise it. Using […]