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Curated OER

Ancient Aztecs

For Teachers 8th Standards
Is it a calendar? A religious symbol? A political statement? One thing for certain is that Aztec sun stone designs remain an important symbol in Mexican cultural art. Young artists craft their own Aztec Sun design incorporating ideas...
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Urbana School District

Light

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
You matter, unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light ... then you energy. Presentation covers the behavior of light as both a wave and a particle, light versus sound, space travel, why objects have colors, depth perception,...
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Museum of Tolerance

Music Evokes Memories and Emotions

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Dim the lights, take a deep breath, and press play to explore the emotions and memories that music elicits. Class members begin using relaxation techniques designed to create a positive listening experience. As music plays, learners...
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Marine Institute

Bubble Art – Learning About Paint and Color

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
To gain an understanding of color mixing theory and the color wheel, young artists draw a picture, mix up a batch of secondary colors to which they add dish soap, and using straws, bubble up the paint. They then press their drawings onto...
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Worksheet
Positively Autism

Primary and Secondary Color Worksheets

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd
Here's a worksheet formulated for fun. Kids add two primary colors to produce a secondary color and record the results on train-themed worksheet.
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Arts Ed Washington

Art Lessons in the Classroom: Our Family

For Teachers K - 2nd
Blend art and family into one lesson with an activity involving oil pastels and watercolors. After viewing a few famous portraits of families, learners create masterpieces that represent their own families.
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Handout
K-5 Math Teaching Resources

Mini Math Word Wall

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Provide a little extra support for your emerging mathematicians with a personal word wall. Including graphics and images that support children with learning to count, identify colors and shapes, and read high frequency words, this 
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National Gallery of Canada

My Treehouse

For Teachers K - 3rd
If you could build your own treehouse, what would it look like? Using a piece of contemporary art as inspiration, learners draw their own treehouses and add geometric and organic shapes. The lesson touches on Visual Thinking Strategies...
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Art Institute of Chicago

Color Combinations

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Explore color through an examination of pointillism and light. Class members view Georges Seraut's famous painting on a computer, zooming in and out to see the details and effects of the technique. They then cover how light and color are...
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Activity
Incredible Art

Tints and Shades Hanging

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Here's a mobile assignment that will brighten up your classroom. Each group is assigned one color from the color wheel, paints the pure color, three tints, and three shades of that color on precut forms the group designs, and hangs the...
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Curated OER

Complementary Superheroes

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Students discover the color wheel. In this color lesson, students find the primary colors, secondary colors, and contrasting colors. They look through the designs of super hero logos and create their own using what they know about color. 
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Curated OER

Shaping the Color Wheel

For Teachers 7th
When you paint you almost always use color. Budding artists explore the color wheel, color vocabulary, and painting techniques. They discuss and practice mixing colors, then paint a color wheel for personal reference.
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Curated OER

Color the Snow

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Are your teaching in a cold and snowy environment? If so, then try out this fun activity with your class. You mix a variety of colors in large jars to show learners the difference between primary and secondary colors, then let them mix...
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Painting a Color Wheel

For Students 2nd - 8th
You have to love the color wheel, it's just so colorful! Your kids will love it too, as they work through an introductory exercise which allows them the opportunity to draw and paint a color wheel of their own. This wheel focuses on...
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Curated OER

Colors, Colors Everywhere

For Teachers K
Students mix red, yellow, and blue frosting together to produce secondary colors. Pupils are shown that all colors are made from mixing primary colors of paint together. They discuss the color wheel and spread the "paint" icing on...
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Curated OER

Color Theory

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students are able to gain an understanding of primary and secondary colors. They are able to explore about how a mixture of colors makes up white light. Students are able to experiment with the mixing of paint that uses pigments, not...
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Mr. E. Science

Light

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Where does bad light end up? In a prism! The presentation covers light, mirrors, lenses, and the structure of the eye. It also provides explanations of reflection, refraction, concave and convex mirrors and lenses, and a comparison of...
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Lesson Plan
Oglebay Institute

Post-Impressionism: Pointillism

For Teachers 2nd - 10th
How can little dots in two colors make a third color? Experiment with pointillism and color mixing with a series of activities. After viewing paintings by Seurat and watching a teacher demonstration, pupils create samples of three...
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Curated OER

The Purple Cow

For Teachers K - 2nd
  Students read and discuss the poem, The Purple Cow.  In this poetry lesson, students discuss the rhyming words in the poem and why this piece of literature is silly or unusual.     
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Curated OER

Mixing Colors with Corn Syrup and Food Coloring

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Anyone who has worked with small children know that color identification and color mixing can be fun! This simple idea has a lot of potential. It suggests to mix food coloring with corn syrup to provide an opportunity for color mixing...
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Curated OER

The Color Wheel

For Teachers K - 8th
Hand out this nifty resource to make your next activity on the color wheel a snap. It is a picture of the color wheel alongside a description of primary, secondary, and mixing colors. Great for artists of any age.
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Worksheet
Curated OER

Counting Coloring Puzzle

For Students 1st - 2nd
If your kids enjoy color-by-number, they will be excited about this worksheet! Using a color key, they match numbers on a picture of a bee by coloring them the corresponding shade. There is a trick here: although the number 10 is listed...
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Curated OER

Color Theory

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the basics of color mixing with paint by creating secondary and tertiary colors. Individually, 6th graders create their own paintings based on a popular series of sculptures.
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Curated OER

Do You Know Your Colors?

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Red, yellow, green, and blue are such wonderful colors. Introduce your littlest learners to the color names, where they are commonly found, and how they can be mixed or made. A highly visual presentation that shows its colors.