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Here’s a fun idea for studying Insects that involves a new type of Painting

Subjects:

Art, Science  

Grades:

PreK, K  

Title – Insects
By – Barbara Hunt
Subject – Science, MultiDisciplinary
Grade Level – PreK-K
Materials:
Several NON-TOXIC glow sticks (they are easily accessible at Halloween time, or you can purchase them from a store that sells automobile flares.
White paper
very small watercolor paint brushes.
Paper cups
Paint smocks (Chemical stains)

What the teacher needs to do: DO AHEAD
Bend and shake the glow sticks to activate the ingredients, (there is a glass tube inside containing one of the chemicals) using a razor blade remove the end of the plastic tube. Using a piece of cheese cloth strain the mixture into paper cups. Turn off the lights:

What the children need to do:
Paint!

Words to introduce:
ilumination, dark, light
fireflies, chemical, ingredient, activate

What happens when the light is turned back on?
What happens after several hours?

Books to read:
“The Very Lonely Firefly” by Eric Carle

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