Lotus Diagram

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Overview of Lotus Diagram:
A lotus diagram is an analytical, organizational tool for breaking broad topics into components, which can then be further organized, analyzed or prioritized.

It is a picture of the separate components of a topic. It provides a common understanding of the components of the topic.

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What is a Lotus Diagram?

  • A visual of the components of a whole
  • Organizational tool for: foster thinking, analyzing, prioritizing, categorizing


  • Teams or individuals need a process for organizing and prioritizing components of a larger whole
  • Examine complex systems
  • Organize thoughts
  • Organize brainstorming around a theme or topic


  • Defines the topic being studied
  • Fosters thinking skills
  • Organize ideas
  • Identify relationships

How? Steps for Creating a Lotus Diagram

  1. Draw chart/diagram
  2. Write topic in center of chart
  3. Brainstorm and record 8 sub topics
  4. May continue by placing the sub topics in the center of a new diagram

Getting to Know You Lotus Diagram 2
Getting to Know You Lotus Diagram

Graphic Organiser - Lotus Diagram

Downloadable PDF:  lotus_digram_example Graphic Organizer

Physics Lotus Diagram-Electric charge Portrait 1
Physics Lotus Diagram-Electric charge (1) Sheet1

If I was not a teacher

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Downloadable PDF:If I were not a teacher

Sample Lotus diagram:
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Lotus Diagram Planning Sheet

lotus-diagram Planning Sheet

Published on January 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm Comments (0)

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