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The Origami Revolution | Cosmic Folding
4 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about these folds and twists in the universe through an origami model. Observe the model mathematically and view how it proves dark matter before creating your own origami and discussing the distribution of matter in the universe.
Origami Ducks: Geometry, Listening, and Following Directions
2nd - 4th
Make origami ducks with your class to reinforce geometry concepts and vocabulary; develop fine motor and visual translation skills; and enrich study of Japanese culture, the pond habitat, or migration. Create a whole group "worksheet"...
"Can Do!" Reading, Writing, and Understanding the Art of Technical Writing
Technical and informational writing is the most common type of writing that students will encounter. Using this SMART board activity, teach your 10th graders the four different types of technical writing. They can then practice following...
The Mystical Powers of the Japanese Crane
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
The Japanese crane has become an international symbol of peace. After reading Eleanor Coerr's Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes, class members research the Thousand Crane Quilt and draw connections between the symbol, the bombing of...
Cereal Bowl Science and Other Investigations with the Newspaper
K - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What do cereal, fog, and space shuttles have to do with newspapers? A collection of science investigations encourage critical thinking using connections to the various parts of the newspaper. Activities range from building origami seed...
Traveling on the Sea of Gold: An Adventure in Japan Through Literature
3rd - 5th
Students explore the geography and culture of Japan through the story "Sea of Gold" by Yoshiko Uchida. They draw a travel poster of Japan, label a map of Japan, use chopsticks to eat Cheerios, read and discuss various books about Japan,...
Teamwork and Productivity: Building a Better "What's It"
4th - 7th
Students produce products and calculate their group's profit or loss. In this productivity instructional activity, students work as a team to produce products at specific specifications for a pretend company. At the end of the time...
A Hands-On Paper Activity Examining The Relationship Between Hierarchical Levels Of Structure And Function
7th - 12th
Students investigate how complex functions arise in biological systems through the creation of several paper structures to accomplish various tasks such as remaining suspended in air for the longest time, making the loudest noise and...
YOKO'S PAPER CRANES: Literature-Based Activities of Research, Letter Writing and OrigamiBACK TO SEARCH RESULTS
K - 2nd
Students write a friendly letter. They read the book YOKO's Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells. Students work in small groups to make paper cranes. They display the letters and paper cranes, after a week of display they are mailed to friends...