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Lesson Plans & Classroom Materials: Science

Ancient Egypt for Young Children

Mummies and more! Activities for pre-school to 3rd grade. Art, Math, Music, Literacy, Science, Social Studies lessons inspired by the coffins of Pa-debehu-Aset.

See also Egypt in the Art Room.

Curriculum Connections: Art, ELA, Music, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary

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Egyptian mummy on loan from the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Egyptian mummy on loan from the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts


Animals in Art

Using objects in the Gallery’s collection, explore animals as pets, animals that work, animals in the wild, animal habitats, animals in fables, animals in myths, animals as symbols, and animals as teachers. Can be used as a pre-visit with the Animals in Art tour.

Standards: Art, ELA, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary

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Attributed to M. W. Hopkins, Pierrepont Edward Lacey  (1832 - after 1860) and His Dog, Gun

Attributed to M. W. Hopkins
Pierrepont Edward Lacey (1832 – after 1860) and His Dog, Gun


The Art of Observation

What is “the art of observation”? Chart compares guided looking at art and science as inquiry.

Standards: Art, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Secondary

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Léon-Augustin Lhermitte, The Washerwomen

Léon-Augustin Lhermitte
The Washerwomen


The Art of Science; the Science of Art

Explore the interconnections between art & science. Includes questions for discussion.

Curriculum Connections: Art, Science

Grade Level: Elementary, Secondary

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Picturing the Story: Narrative Arts and the Stories they Tell

An interactive website that uses works of art as a springboard for an interdisciplinary approach to culture, environment, language, and learning. It was developed for classroom use, using selected narrative works of world art from the permanent collection of the Memorial Art Gallery.

Curriculum Connections: Art, ELA, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Secondary

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screenshot from Picturing the Story website

The Renaissance

A Sixth Grade Interdisciplinary Unit on the Renaissance created by Pittsford Middle School.

Curriculum Connections: Art, ELA, Music, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary

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Visual Literacy: “Learning to Look, Looking to Learn”

Use these resources to create visual literacy lesson plans using any object.

Curriculum Connections: Art, ELA, Science, Social Studies

Grade Level: Elementary, Secondary

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students working with art materials in the classroom

Photo by Ria Casartelli


Summer Breezes, by 2006 Rochester Biennial artist Carol Taylor, was inspired by Tiffany Studio's Sunset Scene.

Summer Breezes, by 2006 Rochester Biennial artist Carol Taylor, was inspired by Tiffany Studio’s Sunset Scene.


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