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Primary teacher Sarah Williams explains how a topic on codes can be the perfect opportunity to explore observation techniques with children of all ages.

We have the Da Vinci Code to thank for promoting the idea of Fibonacci in nature. From daisies to pine cones to nautilus shells, nature is full of the patterns of Fibonacci. Likewise if we take the idea of codes literally then we can conjure up a world of secret agents and invisible ink. And of course both can be investigated in science lessons.

Nature’s numbers

Looking at the idea of repeating patterns as a code in nature allows a great opportunity to explore observation techniques with children of all ages.

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