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Magnificent Mosaic

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the ancient art form of mosaics. They compare and contrast mosaics from different cultures and time periods then create and design their own mosaics using Crayola Model Magic. They blend primary colors, or add white to...
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How to Make a Wind Vane

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students measure the direction of the wind. In this Science lesson, students make their own wind vane. Students discuss the importance of wind direction and speed.
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Magical Math-ical Dragon

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students read picture books in which mathematics and solutions to math problems play a role in the action. After discussing the books and how the author used math problems to tell a story, they create their own magical, math-ical story...
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Solar Sweet Tea

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students study the sun. In this heat energy lesson, students use the sun's warmth to make tea. They place a few jars with tea bags and water in the sun and discuss what the sun is doing to the water while they wait for the tea to brew....
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Magic Mountain Mansion Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students think about and discuss what their personal dream mansion in the mountains would look like. They decide on adjectives that would best describe their building which they write on a chart with markers. Using art supplies, they...
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Long-Stemmed Lilies

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine Easter traditions and symbols. They investigate botanical information about lilies,such as numbers and shapes of petals, sepals, stamens, pistils and create an accurate replica pot of lilies.
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Little Red Hen Bakes Bread

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners investigate the bread baking process through the use of literature. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book, The Little Red Hen and discuss the steps the hen followed to bake bread. Learners bake the bread...
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Looking at Me-In the Future

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students interview family members for important details and funny stories about themselves when they were younger. Once interviews are complete, they list interesting facts about their life today then predict what their life will be like...
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Looking Inside The Earth

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students engage in a lesson that is concerned with the location of structures inside the earth. They conduct research using a variety of resources and use the information to create a model of the Earth that focuses upon the location of...
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LOVE Poster

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars research pop or contemporary artists like Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Roy Lichtenstein and examine their simple style of drawing and painting. They create a contemporary art poster using shading gradient techniques and...
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Black and White Bottle Experiment

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate solar energy and color. In this solar energy instructional activity, students assess the benefits of solar energy. Students discover that solar energy is attracted to darker colors and conduct an experiment using...
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Log Cabin in a Thunderstorm Lesson Plan

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners work on a K-W-L chart about electrical storms, lightening, and thunder. They discuss how meteorologists forecast storms and research their answers which are shared in a whole class setting. Using art supplies, they draw dwelling...
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Leaf-Motif Frame

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research leaves and their life cycle as well as their importance to the environment. After discussing photosynthesis, habitats, and nutrients for the soil, students collect and identify fallen leaves. Students use their...
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Let Me Out! Dino Eggs

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students conduct research about animals that lay eggs such as reptiles and birds. After identifying characteristics of reptiles and discussing the connection to dinosaurs, they create a three-dimensional paper mache dinosaur egg with a...
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Layers with Lines

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine topographical maps and the challenges faced by cartographers when drawing the maps. While creating collages, they use contour lines to add dimension much in the same way they are used on maps to show elevation.
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Larger Than Life

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya and his use of fantasy and allegory in his artwork. After reading either classic or contemporary fantasy stories, they discuss how Goya might have illustrated the stories. Students...