# QUEST Geometry Scavenger Hunt by linxiaoqin

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Geometry
Scavenger
Hunt

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.

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.

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.

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

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,

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Nature
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

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

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

Intersecting lines in a green                            has intersecting lines.
leaf.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The Saint Louis Arch is
a great example of a
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
places to visit and great ways
just like this food pyramid. It
past.
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
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