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Where do pythons live? What do these notorious snakes look like? Create a fascinating 3-D science project in a recycled box.
Invite students to learn more about pythons by visiting teacher-recommended web sites. Read books such as Verdi by Janell Cannon or Snakes by Seymour Simon. Pythons and other snakes usually live in environments where they can hide from predators. In this project, students will create a natural python habitat diorama. A python might be found in water, in trees, or even curled up on a rock, depending on the type of python! Students use their imaginations and the information gathered to plan dioramas. These are some ideas.
Cover a recycled cardboard box with construction paper that goes with the python theme. Cut or tear the paper to achieve a natural background look.
Students cover work areas with recycled newspaper. Paint details into the scene and on the outside of the box. Mix colors to achieve a realistic look. Paint a cardboard tube to look like a fallen log upon which a python might rest. Air-dry the paint.
Sculpt a Crayola Model Magic® pond or stream in the scene. Air-dry it for 24 hours before placing it into the scene.
Glue the log and natural materials, such as moss, stones, and twigs, into the diorama.
Cut large leaves from construction paper. Decorate them with Crayola Markers. Glue leaves to the inside of the box so they hang down around the inside of your diorama. Add leaves to the outside of the display, too.
Roll out beautiful Model Magic pythons. Hang them over branches, around rocks, and in the water. Create other details with Model Magic and paper to complete the python display.
Display dioramas with a summary report containing information researched about pythons.
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