Visual Arts 264: Creating Origami Birds–Combining Art and Science
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Grades: 3 to 8

Grade Levels:  3 through 8

It’s spring and the birds are out!  This arts integration lesson combines the beautiful art of origami with mathematics and  the science of nature.  Learn how to fold origami birds like the crane (a symbol of health and healing) and how you can help with bird conservation through the “Lights Down During Bird Migration” project sponsored by the St. Louis Arts Chamber and the Audubon Society.

Guest Expert:  Sandy Brooks of the St. Louis Arts Chamber and the Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts

Meet Sandy and see examples of her photographic artwork in another Educate.Today video “Inspire Your Heart with Art with Sandy Brooks, Photographic Artist.”

Learn more about the St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce at their website.

Learn more about Academy of Nature and Wildlife Arts at their website.

Student Tools
Student Tool 65: Journal Entry Worksheet
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Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet
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Student Tool 67: Share Your Learning Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 319: Share Your Learning Activity as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Student Tool 68: Vocabulary Interesting to Me Worksheet
Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about vocabulary in any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Student Tool 75: Predict, Reflect, Question Student Worksheet
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Teacher Tools
Teacher Tool 317: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Insights Through a Journal Entry
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to write a journal entry that shares learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity–Video Reflection
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 319: Cross Curricular Activity–Sharing Learning Verbally
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video through verbal sharing and conversation. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 320: Vocabulary Interesting to Me
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, invites students to increase their vocabulary by selecting, and learning the definitions of, words in the video that are unknown and/or interesting to them. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.
Teacher Tool 321: Vocabulary Activity
This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, asks students to listen for certain vocabulary words you have selected and define them in two ways: 1) contextually based on what they think the definition might be based on what they learn in the video; and 2) through a dictionary to either confirm or refine their contextual definition. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.