Architects in Training
Design and build a house using different materials. Explore what is possible. Related what exists to dreams of what can be.
Curriculum topics: Problem solving, Design Process, Planning, Architecture, Engineering
Kit includes: 1 idea sheet, 20 cardboard boxes, 20 paper..
Create a dream town.
Working together, students design and build a town using different types of materials. In this process, students will explore the elements of town development.
Curriculum topics: Engineering, Urban Design, Problem Solving, Design Process, Collabor..
Foil will shine with this art project!
Student artists of all ability levels can use this flexible technique to create dramatic effects. Their creations will “shine from within”, adding a unique dimension to cards, bookmarks and other decorative objects.
Curriculum topics: Art techniques, deco..
Students deconstruct an object by focusing on its attributes rather than its intended function, allowing them to see the object's potential for alternate use.
Grades Covered: K through 10
Subjects Covered: Physical Science, Earth/Space Science, Art
Curriculum topics: Object Attribut..
Create beautiful artwork using printing foils
Explore an art technique where everyone – both children and adults – can be successful. The color pulled from printing foils can create striking patterns for making cards, bookmarks, and other art projects.
Curriculum topics: Creative expressions, ..
Braiding art, history, and mathematics together
This simplified version of an ancient braiding technique ties together art, history, and mathematical patterns in a fun activity suitable for all ages.
Curriculum topics: Braiding, Patterns, Japanese Art
Kit includes: Idea sheet, 10 foam Kumih..
Weave math and culture together with Native American Indian dream catchers
Combine traditional Native American culture and modern mathematical concepts to explore geometric shapes and patterns!
Curriculum topics: Circles, Geometric Shapes, Patterns & Relationships, Native American Culture,..
Combine geometry with Native American Indian culture to create a figure inspired by the Hopi Kachina doll!
Curriculum topics: Patterns & Relationships, Area & Surface Area, Properties of Circles & Cylinders, Geometric Shapes, Native American Culture, Artistic Exploration
Combine symmetry and culture.
Students create symmetrical models that are self-representational. Designing the model facilitates students' cultural exploration. Completed models can be used as the basis of a story and/or play.
Curriculum topics: Symmetry & Patterns, Self –awareness,&n..
Design a work of art!
Design and create an original piece of art incorporates different materials and textures in this fun activity combining math and art.
Curriculum topics: Creativity, Expression, Problem Solving, Patterning, Geometry, Measurement
The string's the thing
Use colored string and simple cardboard shapes to create artistic designs based on intriguing mathematical patterns. Every pattern has infinite possibilities! String art is fun for all ages - to fix a mistake or try a new approach, just unwind the string!
Vibrations in the air create sound!
People of all ages love the razzy, jazzy Kazoo sounds that come from this fun-to-make and easy-to-play musical instrument. Vibration is the key to making sounds and this harmonica uses a rubber band trapped between tongue depressors (Jumbo craft sticks). Changi..