Teachers Lesson Plans

Surprising Sun Prints: Grade K-3


After exploring the Drawing with Light site, students are asked to explore the properties of light. Using photosensitive paper and everyday objects, the students will learn the art of sun printing. While being introduced to composition and concepts of photography, they will produce striking sun prints.


The students will identify and recognize that shapes are elements of composition and that light plays an important role in photography.


The students will produce a sun print, using appropriate materials.


Using the appropriate vocabulary, students will explain how shapes (elements of composition) are used in the sun print project to communicate ideas.

Cross Curriculum Links:

This lesson also explores the following subject areas: science and technology, mathematics and English.


2 to 4 20-minute sessions