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Flipping Fish

Students create fun fish while practicing the geometric concept of reflection.

  • Grade 3
    Grade 4
    Grade 5
  • Multiple Lesson Periods
  • Directions

    1. Review the transformation concept in math: rotation, reflection, and translation. This lesson plan practices the concept of reflection.
    2. Use plastic or precut cardboard templates in 3 shapes: a circle, square and triangle.
    3. Have students trace each shape 3 times.
    4. Students create fish by flipping a whole shape or a half shape over to form its reflection and create a fish. As students flip forms, discuss how the shape alters the evolving fish. Also encourage a discussion of the attributes of each template.
    5. Color a design on the fish using Crayola® Crayons and Markers.
    6. Connect the fish together with a Crayola Glue Stick.
    7. For the background, depending on time, students can paint a watercolor background with Crayola Washable Watercolors or use a piece of colored construction paper.
    8. Attach the flipping fish to the background with a Crayola Glue Stick.
    9. If using a watercolor background, cover the work area with recycled newspaper and let dry overnight before attaching the fish to the background.
  • Standards

    LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    MATH: Reason with shapes and their attributes.

    MATH: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

    VA: Students will initiate making works of art and design by experimenting, imagining and identifying content.

  • Adaptations

    Students can use their imagination and depict reflection in an original work of art.

    Students can practice using other transformation concepts in artwork like rotation and translation.

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