Phenomenal glass artist, Dale Chihuly, has become an obsession of my class.
We read about the science of glass in our National Geographic Extreme Explorer magazine. If you teach elementary kids, Nat Geo is a fantastic resource and it costs just $4 for the 8-9 issue subscription. I modified this lesson plan from Dick Blick by using a hair dryer to soften transparency film after the kids cut out their shape.
They used acrylic paints and created some cool designs.