Geometry (angles): Leafy Angles

1 - Learning Objective

Challenge level ⭐

(designed for children with prior knowledge of the Year 3 programme of study)

Learning Objective

We are learning how to solve a natural world problem by using and applying our skills and knowledge of geometry and angles.

Useful prior knowledge:

  • To identify right angles
  • To identify acute and obtuse angles as less than or greater than a right angle

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Credit: BBC Two - Springwatch

Clip Description

In nature, angles are present everywhere. They can be seen between the tentacles of a snail and the veins of a leaf.

In this fascinating clip, we are transported to the Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish highlands. You’ll see colourful hills and glistening rivers that are teeming with wildlife. As you watch the clip, make a mental note of the different places that angles can be seen. Where is the largest angle?

Quick Whiteboard Challenge

A right angle is a special type of angle that has a size of 90 degrees.

Look around you.

Can you find some examples of right angles?