Make sediment jars to learn about dirt. This is a fun introduction to soil science for kids.

Learn about Dirt with Sediment Jars

Lean about what dirt is made of by creating sediment jars. This easy science project goes well with the book Dirt: The Scoop on Soil.

use gummy bears and a loaf of bread to teach fossils!

Gummy bears and bread to demonstrate fossils. Layers of bread represent layers of Earth. Add pressure by placing books on top. Leave for 3 days. Make predictions before and after experiment. A great science lesson before a trip to a museum!

Kids love to gather sticks. This would be great inspiration to create a figure out of sticks, add an element of clay and portraiture for the head, then coat the body with encaustic medium. Contemporary, cool and many layers of learning. artist christine bourdette

christine bourdette - totem - found wood, plaster, sheet metal, paint exerpts from the exhibition 'riddles, bunnyheads and asides' 2008

Stone Age Rock Wall Art

Stone Age Rock Wall Art// explain how this was how they told stories. rocks were like the books we read today.

There's a Dragon in my Art Room: Into the Caves! by 4th grade

These are samples of grade cave paintings on "rock" (no, it is not traditional clay - read on to find out the crazy material we used).

Pupils note their learning on the Stone Age topic by making a diary of a man from that period

Pupils note their learning on the Stone Age topic by making a diary of a man…

Ice Age spray paint - water based paint worked best for this. It worked best if some paint was put on the paper and then blown about with a straw - no need to suck paint up, that could lead to much messiness.

Right when we began Schools Prehistory we ran a small survey of teachers to find out what was being planned and what teachers wanted support with.

Stone Abacus - The stone age calculator for children to touch, feel and discover. Small rocks are threaded on the stainless steel rungs with either Oak or stainless steel posts. There are spacers between each rock to prevent the pinching of fingers.

stone abacus- can't do stone, but maybe a bead one on the A frame of the swing with wire and beads?

Stone Abacus - The stone age calculator for children to touch, feel and discover. Small rocks are threaded on the stainless steel rungs with either Oak or stainless steel posts. There are spacers between each rock to prevent the pinching of fingers.

stone abacus- can't do stone, but maybe a bead one on the A frame of the swing with wire and beads?

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