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Shapes go up in space when creating a solar system of squares, circles, triangles, and more.
Review the names and characteristics of geometric shapes. On pictures or models of the solar system, ask students to locate Earth, the sun, and other planets. Discuss the movement of planets around the sun, as well as the concepts of atmosphere, gravity, and orbit.
Invite students to research how Galileo Galilei (who was born on February 15, 1564) helped prove Copernicus's theory that planets revolve around our sun. How did this learning change the way people thought about and viewed their world?
Ask students to use their imaginations to create their idea of a solar system. Students begin by covering their work areas with recycled newspaper. On white paper with Crayola® Washable Markers, students design an imaginary solar system drawing geometric shapes as the planets, stars, and spaceships.
Color in the planets with Crayola Washable Markers. Students dip a paint brush in water, then blend the marker colors together, creating a watercolor effect. Dry flat.
Add outlines and details to planets, stars, and spaceships with markers.
Students display their imaginary solar systems in the classroom. Provide time for students to share their imaginary solar systems with classmates.
Explore how Lane Smith’s illustrations contribute to the mood created by the words of Jon Scieszka in their book, The Ma
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People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and sho
Engage your students in deep understanding of ratio & proportion without them even knowing! Use the children’s book “Chu
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Display the 7 principles of Kwanzaa in a one-of-a-kind accordion window book.
Create a 3-D braille chart simply with Crayola® School Glue, Markers and paper.
Create an original pop-art repetitive portrait based on a study the life and work of Andy Warhol.
Imagination and problem-solving go to work as children check out real bugs and create their own.