Scaling Up Art
Students measure a sculpture of a human and measure other students. They determine the average size of humans and create a life size image of the sculpture. They work with percentages as they create the images.
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The Road to Proportional Reasoning
Just how big would it really be? Young mathematicians determine if different toys are proportional and if their scale is accurate. They solve problems relating scale along with volume and surface area using manipulatives. The last day of...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Lesson: Before You Go...Travel Recommendations from the Experts!
Here is a lesson that sounds like a lot of fun. Kids discuss the artistic elements and motives for the painting, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. To get the scope and scale of this oversized masterpiece, they use butcher paper and the...
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Drawing Portraits Using a Grid
A well-developed art activity is always great to have around. This activity on portrait drawing includes a full procedure, modifications, background information on artist Chuck Close, recommended websites, and a few thoughts from the...
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts