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Old 01-08-2010, 11:15 PM
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thermometer art

My first graders will be looking at measuring weather and I want them to make (color?) a thermometer. I am having internet overload everytime I try to find some sort of art project to do. Does anyone have any ideas? I don't want them to make a real thermometer just do some sort of art project.
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Old 01-08-2010, 11:42 PM
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Enlarge a blank template for them to cut out and glue on construction paper. On the backround, they could draw pictures of different scenes using various temperatures such as kids playing outside with the sun shining and kids making snowmen.

Then you could use an exacto knife to cut slits at the top and bottom of the thermometer and feed red ribbon taped to a bit of white through the slits so they could make the temperature rise and fall.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:27 AM
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Here is a good lesson plan on temperature:

http://school.discoveryeducation.com...g_measurement/


Here's a lesson to make a simple thermometer (does not look like the regular gauge) that readily shows the effect of warming:

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/projects/thermometer.html

A simple thermometer that you can enlarge:
http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/thermometerread.html

A very simple thermometer reproducible and lesson plan:
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lesson...todaytemp2.htm
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:39 AM
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You might just want to browse google images of thermometers:
http://images.google.com/images?num=...er&sa=N&tab=wi
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