Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spur-of-the-Moment Snowflake Lesson

Snowflake taken on black paper with Ollo-Clip lens on iPhone.

Take your students outside while it's snowing BIG FLAKES!

Give each student a piece of black construction paper and a hand lens.
They'll also need a clipboard with a piece of white paper and a pencil.
Wave black paper in the air to cool it down to the outside temperature.
Lay flat on ground or bench, even teacher's cars!
Watch while SNOWFLAKES collect on paper.
Start sketching SNOWFLAKES!

When inside, give each student a piece of colored chalk and have them draw on large paper or the black board if you have one, whiteboard with colored markers, otherwise.

Take time to admire each sketch, challenge those without the six-stem structure, and take photos of all the beautiful SNOWFLAKES!

Great lesson!