MARBLE ART

MATH
Discuss converting numbers. For example glass melts roughly at temperatures of 2,600F – 2,900F, what would this number be if converted to celicus?

HISTORY
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

LANGUAGE ARTS
Have the student design creative letters, one for each marble and then let them mix and match the letters to unscramble (or make) words.

SCIENCE
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?

EXTENSION
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

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