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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Sea turtles: Glow in the Dark

Created on November 30, 2022 by lightARTed

Students learn about warm and cool colors and create these colorful glow in the dark sea turtles.

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Students construct a drawing of a sea turtle using warm and cool colors.

Students use fluorescent materials to make their glow in the dark sea animal.

Pencils, paper, fluorescent oil pastels and liquid watercolor watercolor paints.

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Introduce lesson with video and PowerPoint about sea turtles.
Students practice drawing a sea turtle:

Students choose a realistic photo of a sea turtle with an interesting view, study the photo and draw.

Students use neon paints to color their sea turtle warm/cool colors. Sea turtle: warm, ocean: cool.

Possible coloring options: watercolor resist, liquid watercolor, oi. Pastel, tempera, acrylic,


Visual Arts Standard 1:
Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes

[K-4] Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses

Rhythm/Pattern, Color/Value, Shape

Mixed Media