By Lantern Light (Supported by ConEdison)

Grades 2-5

Students experience historic lighting devices, from grease lamps, to kerosene, to electric light, and discuss how lighting technology affected daily life. Students hand-make their own take home, pierced paper lanterns using patterns they design, or templates reflecting traditional motifs used to create punched-tin lanterns from the 1800s. Each take-home lantern is illuminated by an LED tea light.

Sarah Hermann