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Colossal Creativity: Dinosaur Craft

EducationWorld partner Cre8time has shared this resource from ILovetoCreate.com. A leader in the ceramics arts and crafts industries since 1946, ILovetoCreate aims to make it easy to experience creativity.

NOTE: For the full lesson, access the printable lesson document.

Subjects

Fine Arts
--Visual Arts
Science
--Life Science

Grade

6-8

Brief Description

Students make a decorative plate, dinosaur figurines and a book cover, reinforcing learning about evolution and prehistoric creatures.

Objectives

Students will:

  • Understand basic concepts related to the evolution of species.
  • Learn new visual art vocabulary and use it in the course of the project.
  • Generate multiple designs with the use of color and release techniques.
  • Use multiple instructions to produce a hands-on project.
  • Understand and apply media, techniques and processes.
  • Reflect upon and assess the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others.
  • Make connections between visual arts and other disciplines.
     

Keywords

Dinosaurs, evolution, mesozoic, triassic, jurassic, cretaceous, prehistoric, craft, art

Lesson Plan

Dinosaurs inhabited the earth from about 250 million years ago to 65 million years ago – a time period known as the Mesozoic Age. The Mesozoic age is divided into three periods, listed from earliest to latest: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. Life on Earth differed during each of these periods due to changes in plant life that affected the development of animal life.

For materials needed, full lesson plan, assessment and national standards, access the PDF-format printable lesson.


Lesson Plan Source

Cre8time, through partnership with EducationWorld


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Helping individuals reclaim their creativity, the CRE8TIME.org community is a place for sharing and getting inspired. These "quality time" activities for families and classrooms reinforce the value and rewards of crafting.


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