Grand Award

Third Place

Fire it Up!

Energy and Change

Melissa Samsel

What happens when to clay when it is placed in the kiln? Students love working with clay but do they really understand the science behind it? At the 1st grade level, students have little background working with clay, they have sculpted 2+ lessons in art. Do these younger students understand what happens when clay is put into the kiln and becomes a bisque piece? All first grade students will compare greenware clay in water and bisque clay in water. If both pieces of clay are added to water what will happen? Discovering the answer to this question will show what first grade students know and help them develop a deeper understanding of what happens to clay when it is put into the kiln.

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One thought on “Fire it Up!

  1. Thank you for sharing. I learned so much about clay and want to know more! Keep up the great work!

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