Earth Window Art
This lesson will allow students to create a replica of the Earth that can also be used as decoration.
Grade Level: 4 - 12th
Length of Time: 30 - 45 Minutes
Objectives & Outcomes
The learners will work on map skills (depending on grade level).
- Round lids (large margarine lids work best)
- Permanent markers
- Food coloring (blue)
- Cups for glue
- Popsicle sticks
Opening to Lesson
- Begin by telling students that they are going to create a mini map.
- This can be prefaced by a lesson on reading a map, identifying states, and continents (whichever is most grade appropriate)
Body of Lesson
- Explain to students that they are going to recreate a map of the earth, continents, states or countries (if age appropriate).
- This lesson can be used to create the countries within a single continent or simply to show continents, or on a larger scale to do both if age appropriate.
- Have students begin by placing 1/3 cup white glue into a cup and adding 4 to 5 drops of blue food coloring and mixing well. This will be used to create the sun catcher.
- Pour the glue mixture into the butter lid (of other form).
- Allow the glue to dry completely before carefully peeling it out of the form.Use permanent markers or sharpies to draw on the land masses as directed by the assignment.
- Allow students to hang their sun catchers in the windows if possible.
Assessment & Evaluation
Students will follow directions to create a sun catcher that accurately shows a detailed map (grade appropriate)
Modification & Differentiation
Allow students extra time or help with removal of catcher from lid. Have students work in groups if need be.
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