The Wikipedia article on “symmetry” is really interesting. It’s multi-disciplinary in scope, covering geometry and physics, but also symmetry in religious symbols, architecture, music, and more. It’s the Leonardo da Vinci of Wikipedia articles!
Here’s inspiration for a symmetry-themed scavenger hunt:
- Find a palindrome.
- Find some fractals.
- Make a paper snowflake.
- Find a stranger who is willing to do a favor exchange with you.
- Solve a sudoku puzzle (I hadn’t realized that the given numbers appear in rotationally symmetric cells, much like crossword puzzles).
- Draw your own M.C. Escher-inspired sketch.
- Solve a Rubik’s cube. (Not just symmetry – parity!)
- Play a few rounds of Prisoner’s Dilemma (a symmetric game). Define your own winning strategy.
- Do something. Then do it backwards.
- Find a honeycomb as an example of hexagonal symmetry.
- Make a Mobius strip.
Can you think of other things to include? (Though I hate to ruin the symmetry of 11 items.)