|K|| SA1.1.||Science||Science as Inquiry and Process (SA1, SA2, SA3)|
|K||0.10.6.6.||ELA||Language Benchmarks K-5|
|K||0.8.2.2.||ELA||Speaking, Viewing, Listening and Media Literacy Benchmarks K-5|
|K||0.6.1.1.||ELA||Writing Benchmarks K-5|
|K||SL.K.2.||ELA||Speaking and Listening Standards|
|K||RI.K.2.||ELA||Reading Standards for Informational Text|
Understand the process of glass making
What natural resources are needed to make common household items?
Prepare for a field trip to a glass blowing studio by reviewing:
Have students compile a list of words that describe the properties of glass. Is it a liquid, solid or gas?
What materials are used to make glass? Are the materials living or non-living?
Attach a balloon to a straw and ask kids to blow up the balloon. A balloon is made of latex - a milky fluid found in many plants that exudes when the plant is cut and coagulates on exposure to the air. The latex of the rubber tree is the chief source of natural rubber.
With chaperones, some kids can attend the Westside Market, some can visit Mitchell's Ice Cream and some can make their own glass hearts at the Glass Bubble Project-and then, rotate.