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Soil Testing

For Students 5th - 8th
Earth science learners experiment with the water-holding properties of sand, pebbles, and clay. They apply their findings to the building of a well. This activity is engaging and tactile, and it demonstrates the importance of considering...
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What's In the Bag?

For Teachers 3rd
The different types of soil are the focus of this science lesson. Students gather clues about soil samples by viewing a PowerPoint presentation and using an Intel microscope. Learners view three different types of soil in bags, and make...
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Study Jams! Soil

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Seven superb slides sharpen science students' scoop on soil. In viewing them and reading the accompanying captions, your class will uncover the importance, different types, horizons, and protection of soil. They can then assess their new...
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How to Glaze a Pinch Pot

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
After building a pinch pot, the next step is the glaze. This informational video shows the various steps toward glazing a pinch pot after unloading it from the kiln.
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How to Build a Pinch Pot

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young artists demonstrate how to create a pinch pot in this video. Each step is carefully shown and described. What a fantastic resource to use for your ceramics class!
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Learning from the past: Ancient Mosaics

For Teachers 10th
Budding artists study the history and significance behind ancient mosaics and mosaic murals. They study multiple examples of ancient mosaics, sketch a design, and use clay tiles to create thoughtful mosaics of their own. 
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Sand Shakes & Mud Pies: Investigating Sediment

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Take a field trip to a location where water and land meet to study patterns of sediment organization in wet habitats: river or ocean beaches, sand dunes, tidal marshes, the edge of a pond, or a woodland stream. Small groups collect pairs...
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What Is Clay?

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th
This resource could come in handy the next time you feel like teaching about clay. Basic sculpting techniques, vocabulary, and history of clay are outlined in this informative resource. Use prior to teaching an art project involving...
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Mini Meals

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners discuss what makes a healthy and balanced meal, and then they make them out of clay. They use hand building techniques, radial design, and their knowledge of healthy foods to create unique mini-sized meals for a wall display. 
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Coil Pots

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Children learn by doing. Here, they discuss cultural uses of containers, coil and slab techniques, functional aesthetics, and the principles of art and design. The entire process for making a coil pot is fully described here to make the...
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Camel Container: Ceramics

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Play with clay while building finger dexterity and important sculpting techniques. Learners make camel containers while they practice throwing and molding clay. Fun camel facts make this an interdisciplinary art lesson plan.
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Clay Heads

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Sculpting can be a rewarding way to accent a instructional activity in any subject. This project requires learners to design and sculpt a head out of clay. The entire process is outlined in this resource; including photos and suggested...
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Clay Wipe Away: Ceramics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Discuss Pre-Colombian South American art with your class, then get out the clay and create some. Pupils practice using the wipe-away technique to create a ceramic tile similar to those made by the Maya. Great web links and a...
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Cast Handmade Paper

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Upper graders make cast handmade paper. This is another beautifully-designed art lesson from this source which will produce fabulous results. The process behind the paper making is relatively simple. The challenge is securing all of the...
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Mosaic Tiles

For Teachers K - 4th
Elementary schoolers create a mosaic project. This simple art lesson produces big results! The tile mosaics are beautiful, and will be cherished by the young artists who create them, and their parents. These are the kind of projects that...
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Figuratively Speaking

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create 8 inch, or bigger, clay sculptures of the human form in this Art lesson plan introducing clay sculpting techniques. The works of artists studied in preparation include Henry Moore, Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin and John...
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Paper Clay Leaves

For Teachers K - 12th
Using real leaves to imprint clay, your class will see a natural effect on their individual projects. This is a fabulous way to study leaf anatomy in science. Or, you can focus on mixing colors to recreate the original. These leaves can...
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Environmental Requirements

For Teachers Higher Ed
All aspects of soil and its components are reviewed here.  Your class will learn how certain organisms help the quality of the earth and support growth.  Different ways to enhance the chemical make-up are described and will be valuable...
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Dirt Pudding

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the layers of soil. In this soil lesson plan, students investigate the different layers of soil. Students use cookies, crackers, and pudding to create an edible model of the soil layers.
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Texture Tiles

For Teachers K - 6th
Learners explore teh use of texture. After compiling a list of descriptive words for various textures, students use modeling clay and tools to create a tile to demonstrate one of the textures from their list.
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Talk With the Presidents

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Pupils create a model of a president. After choosing a president they would like to learn more about, students research their president's life and work. Pupils use modeling clay to create finger puppet of their president and use puppets...
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Pretend Porcelain

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students research the invention and decoration of Chinese porcelain. They strengthen their fine-motor skills by working with clay. Students sculpt and decorate replicas of Chinese porcelain shapes and patterns. They are asked what kinds...
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Musical Role Models

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Young scholars identify instruments and their sounds and use them to model their own orchestra. After choosing an instrument to investigate further, they research to become familiar with the sound of the instrument, how the sound is...
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Impressive Impressions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students in a special education classroom examine the various types of molds made by natives. As a class, they brainstorm a list of the types of molds that are made today by different processes. They are given an amount of clay in which...