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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Glow in the Dark: Jellyfish

Created on January 31, 2023 by lightARTed

Students create a glow in the dark jellyfish using neon acrylic paint.

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Students understand the similarities and differences between bio-luminescence and fluorescence.
Students create a glow in the dark jellyfish using acrylic paint.
Students demonstrate the ability to use materials safely and correctly.

Paper, acrylic fluorescent paint, brushes, chalk

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Show time lapse video of woman painting glow in the dark jellyfish.
Practice drawing a jellyfish.
Paint paper all black.
Demonstrate how to get shading effects using the dry brush technique, this is optional for students.
Use chalk to sketch jellyfish then outline it with white acrylic paint.
Use fluorescent acrylic paint to add color.
Demonstrate how to paint bubbles. Students may then add them if they like.


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

[K-4] Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner
[K-4] Students describe how different materials, techniques, and processes cause different responses
[5-8] Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas

Color/Value, Form, Line, Movement, Space