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Of all the plants and animals that exist, 85 percent of them live in the ocean. Using their research and imaginations, students will create an above and below the sea diorama.
Hold a discussion with your class about what lies beneath the ocean water’s surface with pictures of various oceans, sea life, and plants displayed in the classroom. Use student contributions to the discussion as a basis for ideas to create a diorama of the ocean.
To make a diorama, fold a piece of 8 x 10 Crayola® Marker Pad in half.
Next fold the edge of paper towards the center fold, creasing with your hand. Repeat the same with the other edge. This creates a door that can be opened.
On the outside of the door, use Crayola Classic Colored Pencils and draw what happens above the ocean’s surface. For inspiration, students may refer to photographs of boats and seascapes. Have a discussion about different boats students might see.
Next open the doors and draw what lies beneath the water’s surface. Encourage imagination. Besides fish and plant life, discuss the possibility of sunken treasures or ships.
After completing the diorama, invite students to write a descriptive paragraph that will accompany their artwork.
Have a discussion about the items included in the diorama. Are they real or imagined?
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