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Aspiring Architects

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will use drinking straws and pipe cleaners to construct the framework for a house that they design. After building the house, students can populate it with figures of their family.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will identify the elements that make up a structure suitable for a family to live in.

Students will make the structure for a house and then draw and construct figures to populate the house,

Students will explore how drinking straws and pipe cleaners can be used to create a three-dimensional structure.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Lead a discussion about what makes a structure suitable to be a home.
  • Demonstrate how drinking straws and pipecleaners can be used to make a 3D structure.
  • Show how to make free-standing figures to populate the houses.

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National Standards


Create

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

50 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Drinking straws
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Tape

National Standards


Create

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Explore uses of materials and tools to create works of art or design.

VA:Cr2.1.1a

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Steps

Initial Construction

Use straws and pipecleaners to construct segments for the 3D structure.

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Making Shapes From Straws

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Basic Sculpture Vocabulary

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Exploring Aesthetic Characteristics

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Engineering Design Process Steps

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Engineering Design Process Visual

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Summative

Mini Artist Statement

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Artist Statement Template

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