Science and Art Project: SC.1.5.1 Animals have physical Characteristics to help them Survive in their Environment
They students worked hard on this project. We learned about Salvador Dali and surrealistic art. We studied many paintings by him and other artists. We wrote an expository paper about Dali. We voted and we discovered The Persistence of Memory was our favorite Dali work. Chance and Darius like the melting clocks. Cristabel was interested in the face in the sand and Charlie thought the giant ants were "cool". We discussed it as a class and for our next project decided we would do a surrealist drawing/painting based on the animals' structures and habitats we've' learned about. Students were asked to research an animal and then draw a landscape of a place that their animal would not live in. After they made their sketch, suggestions were given by peers and students could make changes to their picture before getting their final paper. Students were asked to make their animals out of tissue paper that we'd painted to be like Eric Carle animals. Then they were asked to write about the structures an animal had or did not have that would make it difficult for them to survive in the habitat. The kids did a great job an the pictures below are of their work in progress as well as some finished product.