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Weave a Pattern

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    Lawrence Hall of Science

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Weave a Pattern

This is an online activity about weaving. Learners select a pattern and watch an animation of the selected pattern being woven. This activity introduces learners to weaving, pattern recognition and replication, as well as observing and describing the properties of different textiles.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration


Materials List (per student)

  • A computer (Windows XP or Vista; Mac OS 10.2.8 or higher) and an internet connection.


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Technology
      • Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Perception
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Patterns

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



  • All Rights Reserved, The University of California Regents, ©2008

Funding Source:

  • National Science Foundation


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