for Bubble Day
will construct a map of a bubble's journey.
- Examples of maps either on
posters, out of books, or use a web site such as www.maps.com.
Bubble's Journey Worksheet
or a very large piece of butcher paper (if the lesson
is going to be done as a whole class activity).
- Crayons, markers, or
- Discuss what a map is and
how it helps people get to where they're going.
Show the students examples of maps. Discuss how
they are drawn in a view from up above.
- Have the students imagine
a bubble taking a journey from their classroom to
somewhere else in their school building. For
younger children, actually take the walk and observe
what they pass on the way. When returning to the
classroom, either have them work individually, or as a
whole class to create a map which includes the
starting point (their classroom) and the ending point
(the library, school office, etc.) The teacher
may draw this on the butcher paper under the
"direction of the students". The
students may add to it by cutting items such as
drinking fountains, doors, tables, etc. out of
construction paper to be glued on the final map.
As a finishing touch, draw the path of the bubble on
the map from it's starting to it's ending
- Older students may make
their own maps on A
Bubble's Journey Worksheet or some other large
piece of paper. If desired, they may map their
bubble journey somewhere other than school.
Perhaps somewhere in their house, or on the school
grounds. As an extension, have the older
students write directions to accompany their
maps. For example, "walk out the classroom
door and turn left..." This may be tied in
with a Language Arts Lesson on writing
- Learn to say
"Pop!" in other languages. Use the
following web site for help http://www.freetranslation.com/.
Locate the corresponding countries on a map.
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