QUEST Geometry Scavenger Hunt by linxiaoqin

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									QUEST
    Geometry
           Scavenger
                   Hunt

      Adrianne Gilford
        Linh Nguyen
       Jennifer Petru
                                Point
                   A point is a "dot" on a piece of
                   paper. We identify this point with a
                   number or letter. A point has no
                   length or width, it just specifies an
                   exact location.




  Nature                                                   Man-made
One of the spots
                                                           For this picture, one
on the ladybug                Textbook                     must connect the
represents a
                              A, B, C, and Q all           points to reveal the
point
                              represent points             picture.
                              because it specifies
                              an exact location.
                      Parallel Lines
                          Two lines in the same
                          plane which never
                          intersect are parallel
                          lines.


                                                                        Man-made
                                                               The cracks in are parallel
  Nature                                                       lines on this plane
                                                               because they will never
These trees                                                    intersect.
                                  Textbook
represent parallel
lines because they   We say that two line segments are
never intersect.     parallel if the lines that they lie on are
                     parallel. If line 1 is parallel to line 2, we
                     write this as line 1 || line 2
                                          Parallel Lines
                                      (cut by a perpendicular
                                            transversal)
                        Parallel Lines: Lines in the same plane that do
                        not intersect.
                        Transversal: A line (or segment) that intersects
                        two coplanar lines (or segments) at two distinct
                        points. The diagram below shows the eight
                        angles formed by the transversal and two
                        segments.




                                                                              Man-Made
         Nature
                                                                       The fence is parallel and
The leaves of the fern are                                             is cut by a perpendicular
parallel and they are cut                   Textbook                   transerval.
by a perpendicular
transversal which is the              This model can be
stem.                                 used in textbooks to
                                      show parallel lines
                                      cut by a transversal.
       Parallel Lines cut by a non-
        perpendicular transversal



                                                            Man Made
      Nature
The bamboo in this                                  The lines from the power
 bamboo forest form                                    lines creates a non-
   parallel lines and                               perpendicular transversal.
 some bamboo form
 a non-perpendicular
  transversal across           Text book
        others.
                        A non-perpendicular line
                        that cuts across parallel
                        lines.
                        Pythagorean
                           Triple
                         Pythagorean triple is a set of three
                         positive whole numbers a, b, and c
                         that are the lengths of the sides of
                         a right triangle. This means that a,
                         b, and c satisfy the equation from
                         the Pythagorean Theorem,


                                                                         Man-made
    Nature                                                      The cracks in are parallel
                                                                lines on this plane
These trees                                                     because they will never
represent parallel                                              intersect.
lines because they
never intersect.
                                  Textbook
                     The smallest example is a = 3, b = 4,
                     and c = 5.         You can check that
                     32 + 42 = 9 + 16 = 25 = 52.
                                 Fractal
                                A fractal is a geometric
                                shape which is self-
                                similar and has
                                fractional (fractal)
                                dimension


                                                                      Man-made
                                                              The patterns inside the
    Nature                                                       letter A are self-similar
The leaf patterns of                                             at every level and they
the fern illustrate a                                            are repeated.
fractal because they
are self-similar and
repeated.                            Textbook
                        The subdivisions of the triangle into
                        smaller triangles represent self-similar
                        and repeated patterns.
                               Oval
                         Having the figure of an
                         egg; oblong and
                         curvilinear, with one end
                         broader than the other .



   Nature                                                     Man-made
                                                          This racket is oval
The body of the
                                                          because it has a figure of
bug is oval
                                                          an egg and one end is
because it is an                 Textbook                 broader than the other.
egg-shaped.
                   The figure is in the shape of an egg
                  Congruent items
                           Figures or angles that
                           have the same size and
                           same shape.




                                                               Man-made
    Nature
                                                           These donuts are
The wings of the
                                                           congruent because
butterfly are
                                                           they are the same size
congruent because
                                                           and same shape.
they are the same
size and same shape.
                               Textbook
                   The two figures are the same size and
                   same shape, so they are congruent.
                                   Ray
                            A ray is a straight line that
                            begins at a certain point and
                            extends forever in one
                            direction. The point where
                            the ray begins is known as
                            its endpoint.


                                                                  Man-made
    Nature
                                                                The trees in this
These trees start on
                                                                painting symbolize rays
the ground and
                                                                because the endpoints
extend up, so they
                                                                start at the ground and
are rays.
                                                                extend upwards.
                                        Textbook
                       The name of a ray with endpoint A and
                       passing through a point B as "ray AB“.
                    Pentagon
                         A figure that has five
                         sides.




                                                           Man-made
       Nature
                                                          There are five sides to
The arms of the                                           this sign, therefore, it is
starfish create a                                         a pentagon.
pentagon .
                               Textbook
                    The figure above is a pentagon
                    because it is a five sided polygon.
                         Ellipse
                         A squashed, stretched or
                         otherwise distorted circle
                         with both ends the same
                         size.




                                                            Man-made
       Nature
                                                        The plate is an ellipse
These grapes                                            in that it is elongated
represent ellipses                                      and both ends are the
because they look like                                  same.
stretched circles.              Textbook
                     The figure above is an ellipse because
                     it is shaped like a stretched circle and
                     both ends are the same.
                            Prism
                      A polyhedron with two
                      congruent, parallel bases that
                      are polygons, and all remaining
                      faces parallelograms.




                                                          Man-made
     Nature                                               The cake is a
The desert dunes                                          rectangular prism
represent a prism.             Textbook                   because its bases are
                                                          rectangles.
                 The green figure is a pentagonal prism
                 because the bases are pentagons.
                 The aqua figure is a triangular prism
                 because the bases are triangles. The
                 yellow figure is a hexagonal prism
                 because the bases are hexagons.
                                           Line



                                                                        Man Made
               Nature                                            The line in the road is a
This fault line shows an example                                 man made line to keep
 of a line extending infinitely in                               cars on the road.
         both directions.

                                            Text Book
                                     A straight path that goes
                                     in two directions without
                                                end.
                           Transversal



                                                              Man Made
          Nature                                        This bridge’s structure
These blood vessels show                               shows many transversal
   transversal lines.
                                                                 lines.


                                    Text Book
                             A line that cuts across
                             a set of lines or the
                             sides of a plane
                             figure.
                       Quadrilateral



      Nature
Stone Henge’s rock
                                                              Man Made
 formations are natural
                                                         The black and white
forms of quadrilaterals.
                                                       square patterns in this
                                                       picture are examples of
                                                            quadrilaterals.


                                   Text Book
                           A polygon with four sides
                           and four vertices.
                               Similar Items



           Nature
                                                                   Man Made
The starfish and the star on
   the design on the shell                                     The beach ball and
   both are similar with the                                 baseball are similar in a
   star shape.                                                    circle shape.
                                          Text Book
                                 Items that have the same
                                 shape but not necessarily
                                 the same size. The leaf
                                 and small box are both
                                 similar with the heart
                                 shape .
                            Cylinder


                                                         Man Made
           Nature                                    This fish tank is in a
These redwood tree trunks                              cylinder shape.
   are cylinder shaped in
   nature.


                                   Text Book
                            A 3-dimensional figure
                            with one curved
                            surface and two
                            circular bases.
                                 Sphere



           Nature                                                     Man Made
                                                                 The structure at Epcot
This flower’s bulb is a sphere
    shape.                                                       Center at Disney World
                                                                 forms a sphere shape.




                                          Text Book
                                   A 3-dimensional figure
                                 that is the set of all points
                                  that are a given distance
                                     from a fixed point.
                    Intersecting Lines



                                                                Man Made
           Nature                                      This railroad crossing sign
Intersecting lines in a green                            has intersecting lines.
               leaf.




                                     Text Book
                                  Lines that meet or
                                cross at a common
                                       point.
                              Angle



           Nature                                              Man Made
This tree’s branches show’s                             This bracket is made into
     many different angles.                                   a right angle.




                                     Text Book
                               A figure formed by two
                                rays (sides) with the
                              same endpoint (vertex).
                            Chord



                                                            Man Made
           Nature                                    This no truck sign shows
This bug’s shell show’s a                              a chord in the circle.
    chord separating the
    yellow from the pink
    shell.


                                 Text Book
                              A line segment that
                            connects two points on
                                    a circle.
                        Tangent



          Nature                                         Man Made
These strawberries on                            This record player is an
   the vine are an                               example of a tangent
   example of tangent                            lent.
   lines.

                               Text Book
                         a line or plane which
                        touches a given curve
                          or solid at a single
                                 point.
                                  Plane

                         A surface containing all the
                         straight lines that connect any
                         two points on it.




                                                               Man-Made
     Nature                                                The top of a table is
                                                           considered a plane
The land of the desert
is portrayed as a
plane.
                                    Textbook
                              A flat surface that
                              stretches into infinity.
                                                       Triangle
                                         The plane figure formed by
                                         connecting three points not in a
                                         straight line by straight line
                                         segments; a three-sided polygon.




              Nature
This is an example of a triangle in
nature. The butterfly’s wing is in the                                                     Man-Made
shape of a triangle. See it?
                                                                                   This is a man-made triangle. It
                                                                                   is a sign stating that there has
                                                                                   been an accident. We see
                                                                                   similar signs daily.

                                                        Textbook
                                               This is a text book example of
                                               a triangle. It shows you that all
                                                       sides are equal.
                                                       Circle
                                An ellipse in which the two axes are of equal
                                length; a plane curve generated by one point
                                moving at a constant distance from a fixed
                                point.




          Nature                                                                          Man-Made
                                                                                    This is a man hole where
This is an example of the
                                                                                    liquid flows. It is man-
moon. It is a perfect circle.
                                                                                    made. It is a circle. It was
There are no sides.
                                                      Textbook                      found in my apartment
                                                                                    complex.
                                          This is a circle that could be found in
                                          a textbook. It is very simple and
                                          shows the radius and the center, p.
                                               Cube
                              A three-dimensional shape with six
                              square or rectangular sides.




        Nature
Ice cubes are from water.
They are frozen. This is an                                                Man-Made
example of a cube.
                                                                    This is a picture of dice. They
                                                                    are in the shape of cubes.



                                            Textbook
                                     A cube has 6 sides. This can
                                     be seen in textbooks too.
                                                Square
                           A plane rectangle with four equal sides and four
                           right angles; a four-sided regular polygon.




                                                        b
           Nature
Gems are found in nature. This
diamonds face is in the shape of
a square. It is also pretty pink.                                     c            Man-Made
                                          a                                   This blue plate is man-
                                                                              made. It is in the shape of
                                                                              a square. All sides are
                                                                              equal.
                                                     d
                                                   Textbook
                                          A square must be equal on all 4
                                          sides. This is a square that
                                          could be found in a textbook.
                                                 Cone

                                 A shape whose base is a circle and
                                 whose sides taper up to a point.




            Nature
Shells can be in the shape of
cones. This shell is brown and
white and forms a cone.                                                               Man-Made
                                                                                 This type of cone is seen
                                                                                 all of the time. It can be
                                                                                 used to help students cross
                                                                                 the street.

                                                  Textbook
                                      This cone could be seen in a
                                      textbook. It labels the height, the side
                                      and from the center to the side.
                                               Parabola
                                     A plane curve formed by the
                                     intersection of a right circular
                                     cone and a plane parallel to
                                     an element of the cone or by
                                     the locus of points
                                     equidistant from a fixed line
                                     and a fixed point not on the
                                     line.




           Nature
Water fountains are great examples
of parabolas. Here is one.                                                          Man-Made
                                                                             This necklace creates a
                                                                             parabola.

                                                Textbook
                                     Here is an example of a parabola. It
                                     shows the axis and the vertex, or the
                                     midpoint.
                                                     Arc
                                       A continuous portion of a circle.




            Nature
A rainbow is an arc. It is made
from the son and the rain. It occurs
naturally.

                                                                                Man-Made
                                                                             The Saint Louis Arch is
                                                                             a great example of a
                                                                             man-made arc.
                                                    Textbook
                                            This is an example showing the
                                            distance of an arc.
                                                Pyramid

                                 A polyhedron having a polygonal base and
                                 triangular sides with a common vertex.




         Nature
Pyramids are natural
wonders. They are great                                                       Man-Made
places to visit and great ways
                                                                        Pyramids can be man-made
to gain information about the
                                                                        just like this food pyramid. It
past.
                                                                        tells about what food should
                                                                        be eaten and how much. It
                                                Textbook                is changed quite often.
                                         This pyramid can be found in
                                         textbooks. It gives the
                                         dimensions of a pyramid.
                   Resources
•   www.dictionary.com
•   www.google.com
•   www.answers.com
•   Clip art from Microsoft Word
•   Pictures taken around Baytown, Texas.
•   Textbook definitions are from: Math In My World-
    Developing problem solvers, 5th grade textbook.

								
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