Part of Lesson Plan: Mantle Clock
Activity Overview / Details
In a day where students rely on everything digital, many do not even know how to read a clock face. I have samples of different very cheap looking clocks, sitting on the tables. Most of the clocks are plastic and not very attractive. I emphasize the importance of still being able to read a clock and that having one available is a classic piece to have in your house.
I then bring out 3-4 bad samples of the clock we are going to make. "This is the clock we are going to make next" I show from worst and get better. Students can see very quickly what details need to be paid attention to in order to make a quality project.
I finish with a sample I have made, nicely finished to show this is what you should be looking to make. "is it hard to make?" Many are overwhelmed at trying to make it.
"Making this clock is like eating an elephant" Student look at you like you are crazy,
Question: How do you eat an elephant? answer: One bite at a time,
I turn the clock around and break it down into little pieces, all of a sudden they see that it is not so overwhelming.
We are going to make this project one piece at a time, I will break down each step and show them to you one at a time.
Before you know it you will make a clock that Mom will be proud of, and so will you.