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Design your own underwater exploration invention using recycled materials.
Investigate the exciting world of science fiction and underwater exploration. Invite students to read about Jules Verne, the father of science fiction. Research the history of watercraft and predict future possibilities for underwater travel! organize a variety of text and electronic resources for students to view. Allow time for children to share their learning when research is complete.
Invite students to design an underwater explorer, or replicate a Jules Verne-type invention. Keep in mind water pressures, temperature, light availability, currents, animal life, and other scientific factors. Designs can be sketched with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils.
Use a variety of craft and recycled materials such as cardboard tubes, craft sticks, beads, small boxes, chenille sticks, and unused coffee filters to construct the apparatus.
Create unique platforms and observation instruments protruding from the vessel by cutting pieces of paper or craft materials with Crayola Scissors. Attach pieces to the apparatus with Crayola School Glue. Dry.
Students cover work areas with recycled newspaper. Decorate modern explorers with colorful Crayola Washable Paints. Include windows and doors with Crayola Washable Glitter Glue. Dry.
Add fine details with Crayola Washable Markers.
Students share their artwork with classmates.
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