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Lesson Plans

wax leaves

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L. Conrad (martay)
Mon, 19 Oct 1998 21:36:06 -0000

ok- just a little different. It's been a while since I taught elementary so
forgive my lack of terms but I gathered the leaves and put them in folders
to dry flat. I had them laminated (they have to be completely dry).
Integrated with classroom science art terms and science were very
interesting. Symmetrical and asymmetrical "they" have "their" terms which
mean the same to describe the veins etc. So, cut around them leaving a bit
of space, slab or roll clay, lay laminated leaves into and press hard, cut
out around, peel off leaf and make a hole, glaze and string for wind chimes
(bar across the top). The kids loved it- I was observed on this one and it
went over REALLY well. It can be done without laminating but these can be
used over and over and the kids will press harder because they are not
afraid to crush the leaf. Good luck. Lori

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