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How Do Plants and Flowers Grow?

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the interconnectedness and dependency between plant-life and human-life. Students create an imaginary pop-up flower by cutting and layering tempera painted paper onto cardboard and adding an environment using oil pastels.

Level

Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore the interconnectedness and dependency between plant-life and human-life.

Students will create an imaginary pop-up flower by cutting and layering tempera painted paper onto cardboard.

Students will add an environment using oil pastels.

Teaching Strategies

  • Explain the interconnectedness of plants and humans by teaching students how we depend on each other to breathe.
  • Show students examples of flowers and plants in photographs and artwork.
  • Demonstrate how to use tempera paint, draw shapes, cut and glue paper, and add details using oil pastels.
  • Support students as they create their flowers.

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National Standards


Create

Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

VA:Cr1.1.Ka

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

10 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour

Supplies and Materials

  • Tempera paint
  • 3”x3” pre-cut cardboard
  • 9”x12” white paper
  • Oil pastels and graphite pencils
  • Paint brushes and water containers
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Scissors and glue
  • Various light colors of construction paper (9”x12” )

National Standards


Create

Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

VA:Cr1.1.Ka

Create art that represents natural and constructed environments.

VA:Cr2.3.Ka

Use observation and investigation in preparation for making a work of art.

VA:Cr1.2.1a

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Steps

Painting Paper

Write name on the back of 3 pieces of paper. Choose 3 colors of tempera paint. Paint each sheet of paper a different color.

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Instructional Materials

Reference

Tempera Plus

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