Carving Stone with Copper
Students explain the properties of copper as a material for making tools and explain the properties of different chisel points. They gain practice taking notes on qualitative and quantitative data.
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Historic Overview of Ireland
Erin go bragh! Young historians fill out a note-taking guide as they view a presentation on the history of Ireland. Beginning with the early BC and AD eras, they discover the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the impact of the Vikings, and Easter...
5th - 8th Social Studies & History
New Review The Gem Room
Some artists carve into gemstones as their artistic medium. As part of the Brain Scoop Fossils and Geology playlist, the Field Museum opens the vault to share amazing gems, including some that people carved. From a solid gold purse to a...
11 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson Plan: Carving Through History
Peek into the art and history of ancient Mexico by analyzing the artifact Stone Serpent Heads. Learners examine images of the piece, discuss its origin, history, and significance. They experience the carving process by creating similar...
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Who Built Great Zimbabwe? And why?
It's hard to image that a mystery surrounds the second largest settlement ruins found in Africa. Who built this stone city? Why was it built? What happened to it? Why was it abandoned? A short video explores the controversies surrounding...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Seven Man-Made Engineering Wonders of the Ancient World
Imagine precisely cutting and then moving a 120 ton boulder more than two miles without mechanical cutting tolls, skid loaders, or hydraulic cranes. Imagine carving a stone figure that includes a drainage system that permits rainwater to...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History