History on Stage Pop-Up Lesson

Grade Range: 5-8
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 135 minutes
Date Posted: 2/9/2011

This lesson plan, developed in support of the exhibition Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop, and Turn, introduces students to the variety of mechanisms included in movable books and encourages them to build their own pop-up in support of a social studies lesson. Making pop-ups subtly reinforces students’ understanding of mechanical movement and helps budding architects, designers, and engineers begin to envision objects three-dimensionally.