The Properties of Clay
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Sixth graders determine the physical properties of clay by examining ceramic works of art. They evaluate local soil samples for suitability for sculpting and compare clay taken from soil to manufactured clay.
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Polymer Clay and Geometric Forms
Have your class explore geometric shapes using clay. Learners use polymer clay to create a three-dimensional design that can be sliced into two-dimensional pieces. It's a great way to combine art and math into an integrated instructional...
4th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Comparing the Density of an Object to the Density of Water
Investigators construct a makeshift balance and compare equal volumes of wax and water. They do the same for clay and water. Then they discover whether the wax and clay will float or sink in water. Ultimately this is a comparison of...
3rd - 8th Science
Becoming One With Clay: Pinch Pots
Explore the making of a pinch pot using this resource. Learners discuss the properties of clay, including its molecular structure. Then, they make their own clay pot. As they work, they identify the techniques used to make a pinch pot,...
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts