Reflection: Joy Communicating with Light: Animals - Section 4: Closing


STEAM is a movement to incorporate art into science, and vice versa.  I enjoy STEAM because it gives students a creative outlet and makes a beautiful classroom display!  In this case, the firefly craft I chose connected the nonfiction texts about fireflies to students' personal experiences catching fireflies.  I found this craft idea on Pinterest.

1. Cut out Mason Jar shapes.  Cut out the inside as well.

2. Laminate the jars, then trim.

3. Students use yellow paint (or glow-in-the-dark paint) to make 3-4 thumbprint fireflies.

4. When the paint is dry, use a sharpie to create a body.

Firefly jars, on our windowClose-up of the craftA thumbprint craft

  Joy: STEAM (STEM + Art)
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Communicating with Light: Animals

Unit 4: Light and Sound
Lesson 14 of 18

Objective: SWBAT retell key details about how animals communicate with light.

Big Idea: Catching fireflies is a hallmark of summer days! Come see what other animals communicate with lights.

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