+humbelina’sT Mini Lesson presentation Art-science outdooradventure with living and Tessa Croftnon-living organisms
+ Objective Students will be able to identify living verses non- living things in the environment.
Pennsylvania’s 3rd grade standards+Rationale S3.B.3.1.1: Identify the living and nonliving components of an ecosystem (e.g., living [plants, animals]; nonliving [water, soil, air]). S3.B.1.1.2: Classify living things based on their characteristics.
+ Prior knowledge resources vocabulary Before creating their final project students will have an understanding of living and non-living organisms and how to identify them. Students will have been introduced to the story of Thumbelina. Students will have had hands on experiences with their environment in an educational setting. Ecosystem, organism
+ Procedures Introducing Thumbelina: what did she encounter/ who and what did she interact with in the outdoors? Instruct on the difference between living and non-living organisms Thumbelina had contact with. Students will take their own mini adventure field trip to the grounds around the school. Students will bring notebooks to draw or take notes on what they see and observe.
+ Procedures cont. Talk about findings and decide as a class what are the living and what are the non-living organisms in their environment. The final aspect of the lesson is the art project.
+ The Art Project! Students will create their own Poster Demonstrating their understanding of living and non-living things Using new and recycled materials students will make moveable pictures/ pieces to place on their posters
+ Inspired Artists Philip Ross Research based artist placing natural systems within a frame of social and historical contexts
+ Time This entire lesson will be spread out within a few days in order to touch on all the aspects of the lesson. The Thumbelina story Introduction of living/ non-living things Outdoor adventure Final art project
+ Evaluation Informal evaluation Students should show their understanding of the difference between living and non-living organisms on their poster either by labeling, or using categories. Creativity will be important and using recycled materials will be encouraged.
+ Extensions/ Modifications using the computer to find pictures drawing utensils assistance cutting or using pre-cut pictures
+ Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucWZERbCVg