Discuss converting numbers. For example glass melts roughly at temperatures of 2,600F – 2,900F, what would this number be if converted to celicus?
Discuss the origin of glass which dates back several thousands of years. Look at different early cultures associated with glass like Egyptian and Roman. How did the Venetian glass-makers refine the art of glass-making
Have the student design creative letters, one for each marble and then let them mix and match the letters to unscramble (or make) words.
Talk about how glass is made, including the three major ingredients sand, soda ash and limestone. What chemical changes take place when these ingredients are heated at high temperatures?
Create a butterfly or vegetable garden and edge it with stones that contain images of insects and butterflies. Invite other classes to visit your exotic garden and have a tea party using fresh herbs and use the glass marbles to label the plants.
Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Marble Art Activity
Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans