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Middle schoolers construct a three-dimensional model of a city using both similar and congruent figures and geometric transformations. City must have at least ten buildings with each building labeled and may be constructed out of paper or modeling clay. A two-dimensional representation, drawn to scale, must be included as well.
Art can be found anywhere, even in the class recycle bin. El Anatsui is an artist that uses found materials to create two and three-dimensional art. Kids examine his techniques, discuss the differences between found art forms, and then work in groups to create their own art. Photos, resource links, and art notes make for an easily executable lesson.
Apply geometric properties and formulae for surface area and volume by constructing a three-dimensional model of a city. Learners use similar and congruent figures and transformations to create a city of at least 10 buildings. They trade with classmates, who calculate surface area and volume of some of the structures. Refers to a Discovery Education video/DVD to support and enrich the project; a link takes you to a website to order it. Charts mentioned are not attached.
Here is a real-life lesson! Learners must plan the dimensions of a rectangular fence to rein in a runaway dog. They survey what shape and size fence is needed and use formulas to find perimeter and area of the fence. They explore what happens to measurements of a two-dimensional shape when it changes in some way. Vary polygons to differentiate instruction.
Young learners listen to the story book The Greedy Triangle as the teacher introduces new polygon shapes. They use geometric stencils to trace a quadrilateral, a pentagon, a hexagon, and an octogon onto a foldable notepad. They identify and write the characteristics of each type of polygons.
Now this is the type of activity that can engage the whole class. After completing a unit on fresh water ecosystems and animal life, learners help design and create a three-dimensional mural. They use what they've learned in science to inform the choices they make in art. The full instructions and materials list is included to take the guess work out of the project.
Middle schoolers practice evaluating art by creating a research project and presentation. They use the Internet and library to discover a piece of art or artist whom they feel has an impact on the world of art. Next, they create a PowerPoint, written or oral presentation to demonstrate their knowledge of the subject they have chosen.