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Butterfly Books Bring Science To Life
My students need all media paper in order to create books about the life cycle of butterflies.
Second graders learns about the life cycle of the butterfly in science class. In art, we are going to make books that illustrate the butterfly life cycle. Creating artwork about butterflies will help students build meaningful connections with science.
I teach a very diverse group of students in Maryland.
My students are very curious and excited to learn new things. They love creating art and I'm often awed when looking at the products that they develop. In this project the second graders will illustrate books that describe the life cycle of the butterfly, which is something they are learning about in science. They will uses drawings, paintings, prints, and stamps to create their books.
In order to create butterfly books we need paper that can be used for both drawing and painting. Students will draw pictures of the various stages of the butterfly life cycle. They will paint the backgrounds of the pages and use printing techniques to add foliage and plants. Stamps will also be applied for leaves and flowers. Students will then write descriptions of the different stages of the butterfly life cycle on each page. Students create beautiful patterned paper for the book covers and the pages are then glued inside. It is important to have quality paper in order to construct a sturdy book. The end products are both beautiful and informative. My past students have been so proud of what they have created and shared their books with their classmates and families. Some were even kept in the library.
Art can be used to inspire a student's creativity and also to reinforce what is being taught in other subjects.
This unit allows students to create a beautiful pice of artwork as well as demonstrate a thorough understanding of the life cycle of the butterfly.
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