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Boomerang Fun

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Subjects

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Grades

  • 3-5
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Brief Description

Students learn information about boomerangs and create different styles of boomerangs.

Objectives

Students learn information about boomerangs. Students use common materials to create boomerangs.

Keywords

Australia, Aborigine, boomerang, stick

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • Printout of Boomerang History
  • Printout of How a Boomerang Works
  • Items for making boomerangs are noted in lesson links

    Lesson Plan

  • Read to students historical and background information about boomerangs from the sites noted above.
  • Choose one or more of the sites listed below. Print copies of the directions from the site(s). Gather the necessary materials for making one or more of the boomerangs. Have students follow the directions to make the boomerang(s).
  • Cardboard Boomerangs
  • Try This! Make a Boomerang {archived copy; may be slow to load]
  • Boomerangs
  • Four-Wing Paper Boomerang
  • Finger Boomerangs
  • Note: Read or make copies of Throwing Instructions before students use the boomerangs that they create.

    Assessment

    Observe students' skills in following directions and participating in the activity.

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Lois Lewis

    National Standards

    Visual Arts:
    NA-VA.K-4.1
    NA-VA.5-8.1
    NA-VA.K-4.4
    NA-VA.5-8.4

    Language Arts:
    NL-ENG.K-12.1

    Social Sciences:
    NSS-USH.K-4.4


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