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Explore the mysteries of the bottom of the sea, depicting ocean animals, plants, shipwrecks, and underwater explorers in a 3-D scene.
Many kinds of treasures are found in the world's oceans. These oceans are so difficult to explore, however, that many oceanographers believe scientists know more about Mars than the environments below the earth's ocean surface. Underwater explorations have a long history. In 1620, Cornelius Drebell sailed his submarine, a rowboat covered with leather, in the river Thames. Early scientists dragged buckets on ropes across the ocean floor, scooping up sediment, minerals, deep-sea fish, and plants-natural treasures of the sea. Select an ocean that interests you. What can you find out about organisms that live in one area of that ocean?
Ships and their cargo have been lost in the world's oceans for centuries. Valuables such as gold and jewels, as well as personal and historic items, are among the sunken treasures of the sea.
In 1943, explorer Jacques Cousteau and engineer Emile Gagnan invented SCUBA diving gear, which greatly improved underwater exploration. SCUBA stands for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. It enables divers to go deeper, move more freely, and stay under water longer. Research how technology is used today to uncover natural and lost man-made treasures.
On poster board or oak tag, draw an underwater seascape with Crayola® Crayons. Be sure to include all three ocean environments--the surface, open ocean, and ocean floor. Show the ocean's treasures, both natural and manufactured.
Cover your work area with newspaper. To create an underwater effect for your art, paint over your crayon drawing with Crayola Washable Watercolors and Crayola Watercolor Brushes. This technique is called crayon resist, because the paint slides off the waxy crayon. The crayon colors shine on the page. Dry.
Use Crayola Model Magic to sculpt ocean creatures and vegetation. Dry.
Color the sculpted creatures with Crayola Washable Markers. Attach them to your scene with Crayola School Glue. Dry.
What’s unique about an octopus? Dig out some facts, use a little imagination, and bring these surreal creatures up from
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Create a tranquil underwater scene filled with fascinating fish that glow in the dark. Combine Crayola® Gel Markers with
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Explore life underwater! Marvel at marine plants and creatures. Bring on the scuba-diving equipment for this colorful cr
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