3-5 Sculpting the Plant Life Cycle with Nicole Hummel: Lesson 1

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Program Description

Students will create their own modeling dough from basic kitchen supplies in order to get their hands dirty with sculpture! Nicole will then guide students through depicting the phases of a plant as they sculpt the life cycle from seed to fruit with their newly made dough. This module touches on visual arts standards while exploring life science concepts. In this lesson, students mix their handmade modeling dough.

Printable Lesson Guides

Lesson 1 (English)


Flour, salt, warm water, cream of tartar (optional), food coloring, air-tight storage containers or plastic wrap


This lesson touches on the following standards:

Arts Standard(s):

  • VA.1.CR1.3
  • VA.1.CR1.4
  • VA.1.CR1.5

Science Standard(s):

  • 3.LS1-1
  • 4.LS1-1
  • 5.LA1-1