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BUG JARS

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Level: Junior, Middle School
Grades: 3 - 8| Age: 8 - 14 yrs | Written by: Laura Stuart-Smith
[Laura is an art teacher at St. Joseph School in Sharon, PA]
Summary:

Students will draw pictures of jars containing bugs.

Objectives:

Children will learn to look at the details of bugs and plants as they learn about symmetry and asymmetry.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Show children a variety of bug amd plant drawings.
  2. Teach them to look at the bugs from the top (symmetric) and from the side (asymmetric).
  3. Have them draw a bug jar with pencil (younger children can use a pattern for this).
  4. Have children draw bugs and plants, and a bug setting in their bug jars.
  5. Next children go over pencil lines with black markers.
  6. Finish with each child coloring their project with crayons.

More Information

Symmetric:
Of or exhibiting symmetry.

Symmetry:
Exact correspondence of form and constituent configuration on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis.

Asymmetric:
Having no balance or symmetry.

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