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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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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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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.
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Clay Heads

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Sculpting can be a rewarding way to accent a lesson 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 materials. Tip:...
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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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Dirt Pudding

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore the layers of soil. In this soil lesson, 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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Talk With the Presidents

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students 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. Students use modeling clay to create finger puppet of their president and use...
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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
Students 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 created,...
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Clay Gargoyles and Grotesques

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Grotesques or gargoyles are wonderful subjects for stories or art projects. Here is a simple "how to" for creating a lesson about sculpting clay gargoyles. Tip: Have learners research gargoyles throughout history.
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Pottery: Pinch Pots and Coil Pots

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students are introduced to how to make a pinch pot and coil pot out of clay. Individually, they make their own pots by following a set of instructions and teacher guidance. To end the lesson, they glaze their artwork and shares it with...
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Texture Tiles

For Teachers K - 6th
Students 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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Clay Coil Pots

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students create a simple and usable pot using a slab and coil method. In this pottery activity, students develop techniques and hand eye coordination using clay to create and paint their very own slab and coil pot.
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Soil

For Students 6th - 9th
In this soil worksheet, students read about soil and the attributes that determine how soil is formed. They then answer the 11 questions in the packet. The answers are on the last page of the packet.
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The Chemistry of Ceramics

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students compare the characteristics of a fired porcelain sculpture to the clay used to create it. They discuss the physical and chemical changes that occur in the clay as it is heated and then create their own clay sculpture. This...
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Edible Soils

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students create soil profiles, including rock, clay, silt, sand, and humus, in clear plastic cups out of edible materials.
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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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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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Children of Clay

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders identify and interpret the Pueblo Native American culture and history and comprehend their folklore and songs. They also create their own piece of pottery with clay and write a myth about the piece of pottery they made....
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Haring Mosaic Reliefs

For Teachers 3rd - 10th
Students make mosaics out of clay using the techniques of Keith Haring. For this mosaics lesson plan, students use clay, glaze, plywood, cement, grout, and sealant.
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Rocks

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders make a model of a metamorphic rock and write an essay about how a metamorphic rock is formed. In this metamorphic rock lesson plan, 6th graders include pressure, heat, fracture, and banding in their essay.
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The Shape of Sand

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this sand lesson plan, student experiment with clay, paper plates, sticks, and more to see how high sand can stack above the clay. Students answer 7 questions.
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Textured Pottery using Self-Hardening Clay and Multicultural Design

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create textured pottery. For this multicultural arts lesson, students follow step-by-step directions to create textured pottery with a multicultural design out of self-hardening clay.
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Sculpting

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use clay, molding, and cardboard to create a sculpture of a bird and a bird house. Students complete 5 steps to making this sculpture.
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Pinch Pots

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students explore making simple objects with clay. In this clay lesson, students coil clay and produce pinch pots. Students add original designs and allow the clay to dry for painting.
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Playing In The Dirt - Discovering Soil

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss some the different types of soil in Oklahoma. They identify the soil types and explore the characteristics of each type of soil. In groups, students perform hands-on activities such as taking soil samples, classifying...
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Harding Black: Taking It To Another Level

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students complete a variety of activities related to the pottery of Harding Black and the uses of clay in San Antonio, Texas. They watch a video about the life of Harding Black, conduct a clay percolation experiment, compare and...
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Clowning Around

For Teachers K - 8th
Students create an original ceramic clown face. They form different shapes in clay to make the facial expressions on a clown's face. Students attach fired day parts to a bisque tile in the creation of their clown face. Clown faces are...
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Soil Structure

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine how different soils are made up of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand. They compare soil samples, conduct Internet research, and create a model to demonstrate the relative sizes of grains of clay, sand, and...
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Clay Planets

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Students create scale models of the planets out of clay and compare them to the real planets.
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Pinch Pot Possibilities

For Teachers K - 12th
Students create pinch pots in clay. They roll a ball, stick their thumbs in the middle and pinch around to form the bowl. They create lids and decorate their pots.
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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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Forming Shapes With Our Bodies and Clay

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the malleability of clay. In this clay lesson, students examine an image of Maria and Julian Martinez's, "Plate." They work with clay to see how it can be molded and make a simple design on hardened clay.
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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 introducing clay sculpting techniques. The works of artists studied in preparation include Henry Moore, Michelangelo, Degas, Rodin and John Quincy...
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Becoming One with Clay: Pinch Pots

For Teachers 6th
Make pinch pots with your class. This resource provides a step by step explanation of this process. It includes tips for ensuring that the pinch pots are formed properly. This would be a great resource to use to make this project easy to...
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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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Clay Exploration

For Teachers K - 5th
Students create clay sculptures. In this sculpting lesson, students work in various stations to familiarize themselves with clay and use tools to make their own art piece.
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Self Portrait Pots

For Teachers 4th - 8th
learners create a self-portrait bust while demonstrating craftmanship in forming clay and glazing/underglazing. After the correct procedures are demonstrated, students create their own self-portrait bust.
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Clay Gargoyles

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students observe Gargoyles and listen to an explanation of their place in art history. They create gargoyles with clay and paint with stone finish.
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Impressive Impressions

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Learners 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...
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Diversity Tiles

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learners examine various cultures and create a classroom quilt. They discuss family traditions and their heritage. Using Crayola Model Magic, students create a tile and decorate it with their favorite family traditions. Class tiles are...
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Chapter 3 ~ Physical Properties of Soil

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Though information-packed, this presentation on soil is drab if it stands alone. As you journey through slides about soil texture, make sure to pass around samples of each type. Perform demonstrations as you lecture on soil density and...
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Additive Clay Sculpture - Activity 1

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students practice the techniques of clay coils and three dimensional design in this two-week lesson on the art of clay sculptures. A video of artist James Robinson is included for introducing techniques to the class.
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Crazy Clay

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young scholars complete an Internet scavenger hunt to observe some background information on clay animation. They read the question on the web site and then click on the link to discover the answer. Then they create their own clay...
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Impress Yourself: Textured Pendants

For Teachers K - 12th
Young scholars experiment with textures and polymer clay while creating individual pendants. This instructional activity is suitable for all ages and includes ideas for adding "personal touches" to each pendant, baking the pendants, and...
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Relief Tile Making

For Teachers Higher Ed
This instructional activity is intended for adult students with mental and physical disabilities. Students watch as the teacher demonstrates cutting out tile using a wood template. The students receive two tiles that are the same size....
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Barns and Silos

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners build a barn or silo out of clay. In this sculpting lesson, students plan and design a barn or silo and follow step-by-step directions in order to create their finished product out of clay.
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Clay Animal Sculptures

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Learners create their own clay sculpture with imaginary or realistic animal features. After drawing at least three sketches, they complete an animal sculpture brainstorming activity. They identify functions of pre-Columbian animal...
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Ocean Mapping

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students create an ocean floor out of a shoe box, clay, and graph paper. In this ocean mapping lesson plan, students trade shoe boxes to view how no piece of the ocean floor is alike.
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Digital Mitosis and Claymation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take mitosis and meiosis out of the biology textbook and onto the screen! An innovative class project prompts young biologists to create an animation movie using clay, showing the phases involved in mitosis or meiosis by moving the...
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Clay

For Students 1st
What is made from clay? First graders draw and illustrate four objects or things that are made out of clay. They then list two more things made out of clay in the box provided.
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Texas Treasures

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the meanings of the word "treasure," and examine the use of clay in the construction of buildings in San Antonio, Texas. They examine clay artifacts, and watch a video about pottery artist, Harding Black. Students then...
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Ceramic Owls

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students creat owls through the use of slabs of clay with pinched beak and tufts. They use a clay tool or nail to add shape to mak wings. Students use shells, and other items to create texture. After the creations have dried, students...
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Clay Personality Boxes Lesson Plan

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students create cut slab boxes from clay using the slip and scoring technique. They impress a surface texture into the clay. Students decorate their box to represent themselves in some way.
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Pottery Making: The Coil Method

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the history of Native American pottery in North Carolina. They explore the coil method of making pottery and make their own creations implementing the coil method. They can allow the pots to dry or have them kiln-fired.
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Dragonfly Anatomy: Dragonfly Magnet or Pin

For Teachers K - 6th
Students build anatomically correct dragonflies of polymer clay, use vocabulary for body parts, and define the function of the body parts as adaptations for survival.
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Navajo Pottery

For Teachers 4th - 7th
In this Navajo pottery worksheet, students conduct an experiment using various samples of earthen material. Students are required to collect at least three samples of dirt. Students can make observations about the texture of the sample...
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Columbus Day

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students create a boat out of cardboard egg cups, clay, and more for Columbus Day. In this Columbus Day lesson plan, students also watch a Columbus Day video.
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Whales

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Learners read books, learn about the letter w, and play dolphin, dolphin, whale to learn about whales. In this whales lesson plan, students also color whale pages.
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Petroglyphs and Pictographs

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders make necklaces out of petroglyphs that they stamp into clay. For this petroglyphs lesson plan, 4th graders draw designs and explain where they come from as well.
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How do rice farmers make good use of the land they use for planting rice?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders discuss how farmers grow rice. In this rice growing lesson, 2nd graders see the optimal condition for land in order to grow rice. They experiment with clay and garden soil to see which holds water better. 
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Buoyancy

For Students 2nd - 5th
In this buoyancy worksheet, students use clay, water, newspaper, and more to create buoyant objects. Students follow 5 directions, and answer 4 questions.
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Raku History and Ceramics

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the art form of raku. In this Japanese culture lesson plan, students create an Asian style hand-built tea cup for firing in the raku manner.
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I Make Clay Pots

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students read a book entitled, "I Make Clay Plots." After observing the cover, students predict what they believe will happen in the story. They review sight words and discuss methods of decoding unfamiliar words. Students answer...
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Working with Clay

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders investigate how to work with clay after examine the book "Being Friendly to Trees." They make a clay square which they decorate with leaves that they find while taking a nature walk. They glaze their artwork and then...
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Riverbed Fossil Ceramic Art Lesson

For Teachers K - 8th
Students make an instant fossil using leaves collected from their homes. They study the fossil record and learn how they are formed, how palenotologists study fossils and various classifications of plant life. Their leaves are covered...
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Ready-Beam-Fire

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners perform experiments to compare mechanical and thermal properties of fired and unfired beams made from art clay and clay suspensions. Students calculate the force that breaks each beam. Learners collect and analyze data. A...
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Creating a Bas-Relief Sculpture

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Students create a small bas-relief sculpture of an animal in clay. They roll out a background, and build up the clay on the back ground to represent themselves and an animal. Pieces are dried and fired, then combined with others to...
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Common Denominators between Primitive Art, Fine Art, Folk Art, Children's Art

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view and create art in several styles. They view African Masks, Picasso's portraits and self-portraits. They compare the two, then create a self portrait. In the second instructional activity, they view landscape paintings by...
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Clay for Fun: An Introduction to Clay

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students experiment with clay to create sculptures. They research various animals and work with parts of animal names to create their own imaginary animal sculptures using clay.
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Draped Slab leaf bowls

For Teachers K - 6th
Students explore beauty in nature, explore the structure of the leaf and purposes of the leaf. Students study the draped slab forming technique and demonstrate craftsmanship in handling clay.
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Visual Arts: Clay Pots

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students plan and create spiral-built pots. Once they designs are complete and shaped, they are fired, painted and wrapped. Students decorate paper and wrap pots to present as gifts for various holidays.
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Creative Clay Houses

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students demonstrate knowledge of working with clay and design and make creative houses and other buildings out of clay.
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Observing Connections - North Carolina Pottery and Face Jugs

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students develop their understanding of potters and their traditions. They apply their knowledge of clay and folk art as they create coil pots and add decorative facial features to create a face jug.
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Creating a Japanese Garden Lantern in Crea-Stone

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Learners create a Japanese Garden Lantern. In this step-by-step ceramics lesson, students follow simple how-to directions to mold and create a Japanese Garden Lantern out of Crea-Stone.
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Mixing Colors

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students explore the concept of mixing colors.  In this color mixing lesson plan, students identify different colors and discover what happens when they are mixed together.  Students then discuss the results. 
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Clay Animations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Students create short animated films using clay figures, digital video cameras, and the computer program iMovie. In this lesson, students work cooperatively in small groups to maximize success.
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Manage Soil

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students identify and classify soil ypes according to data on the soil triangle. Given examples, students identify soil conservation practices, using criterion assessment instrument. When giving a case situation involving soil...
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Homeless Awareness - Paperclay Sculpture

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study and create a visual response to the plight of homeless populations in the community by using paper clay and sloppy clay. They also participate in a class discussion about their own personal encounters with homeless people...
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Crayola® Model Magic® Colored Courtly Characters

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students create a "Noh"-style mask, based on Japanese Noh theatre masks. They experiment with different colors of modeling clay and explore ways to show facial character.
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Let's Create a Sculpture!

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students examine pictures to unearth the objects that were connected together to make the sculptures. Information about the artists and the history of the pieces created are discussed.
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Funny Putty

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Students study that colloids are mixtures which display the properties of more than one of these states.