The teacher will introduce germs and how they spread by reading “The Sick Bug” to the students. The teacher will reinforce the idea of how germs spread with the use of a power point presentation. Students will then create a work of art that represents a germ-catching tissue. Students will draw their own germs on the white paper with sharpie and then be asked to paint them with water color. Once students are finished they will be given the opportunity to practice “sneezing” onto their “tissue” by pretending to sneeze while squeezing a squirt bottle with colored water (red, blue and yellow) onto their paper. This will also provide the teacher the opportunity to discuss color mixing and how different colors are created when the three colored sprays are mixed together on their artwork.
Lesson includes material list, objectives, standards, visual culture relevance, vocabulary, questioning strategies, procedure, additional resources, evaluation, and images of student work.
Lesson doesn't include the book "Sick Bugs" by Suzie Brazil.