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re; end of year projects

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Rodney and Barbara Boville (rboville)
Tue, 25 May 1999 20:40:26 -0500


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An end of the project which has been, instructional, fun and also =
coincides with what my 2nd grade classroom teachers have been doing is =
using plasticene clay for modeling insects.

Modeling Clay Insect Activity
Visual: magazine photos, books on insects from library, posters =
available from the teachers
(I have some insect drawing books which were economical =
from Scholastic which are nice)

Vocabulary: 3-D, sculpture, symmetry, modeling, texture, insect, head, =
thorax, abdomen

Supplies: plasticene clay(2 or 3 colors is fun), pipe cleaners, beads, =
thin foam sheets, 4"x4" pieces of cardboard,*assorted small junk

1. Each student gets a piece of cardboard and 1/2 stick of clay
2. We discuss the three parts of the insects body.
3. The students decide on an insect to make and create the three body =
parts. At this time we discuss texture and how we can use our pencil to =
create different texture on the insect parts.
4. The students add the correct number of legs for their insect, using =
pipe cleaners (1 large pipe cleaner is enough) 6 legs
5. The student creates antennae using 1 pipe cleaner cut in half, =
curled around a pencil.
6. The student creates eyes using small beads. Didi you know a bee has =
5 eyes?
7. The student creates a mouth using a pipe cleaner piece or bead, =
depending on the type of bug
8. Some insects have wings, so I demo how to fold the thin foam (you =
could use paper) and cut the wings...
some insects have two sets of wings.....
9. I demo grooving the thorax with my pencil and pushing the wings into =
place, I then pinch the thorax, so to=20
make the clay mold around the wings.
10. The students get very creative with their bug and some need to =
decide how to make a stinger, or pinchers
(bed bugs ugh!) etc.
Have fun, Barbara:)

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An end of the project which has = been,=20 instructional, fun and also coincides with what my 2nd grade classroom = teachers=20 have been doing is using plasticene clay for modeling = insects.
 
Modeling Clay Insect=20 Activity
Visual:  magazine photos, books = on insects=20 from library, posters available from the teachers
          &nbs= p; =20 (I have some insect drawing books which were economical from Scholastic = which=20 are nice)
 
Vocabulary: 3-D, sculpture, = symmetry,=20 modeling,  texture, insect, head, thorax, abdomen
 
Supplies: plasticene clay(2 or 3 = colors is fun),=20 pipe cleaners, beads, thin foam sheets, 4"x4" pieces of=20 cardboard,*assorted small junk
 
1.  Each student gets a piece of cardboard and = 1/2 stick=20 of clay
2.  We discuss the three parts of the insects=20 body.
3. The = students decide on an=20 insect to make and create the three body parts. At this time we discuss = texture=20 and how we can use our pencil to create different texture on the insect=20 parts.
4. The = students add the=20 correct number of legs for their insect, using pipe cleaners (1 large = pipe=20 cleaner is enough) 6 legs
5.  The student creates antennae using 1 pipe = cleaner cut=20 in half, curled around a pencil.
6.  The student creates eyes using small beads. = Didi you=20 know a bee has 5 eyes?
7.  The student creates a mouth using a pipe = cleaner=20 piece or bead, depending on the type of bug
8.  Some insects have wings, so I demo how to = fold the=20 thin foam (you could use paper) and cut the wings...
some insects have two sets of = wings.....
9.  I demo grooving the thorax with my pencil = and pushing=20 the wings into place, I then pinch the thorax, so to
make the clay mold around the wings.
10.  The students get very creative with their = bug and=20 some need to decide how to make a stinger, or pinchers
(bed bugs ugh!) etc.
 Have fun, Barbara:)
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