zondag 19 september 2010

Magnificent magnifier

You need:

  1. drawing sheet A4 size
  2. colour pencils
  3. coloured paper for background
  4. magnyfying glass

Give students a magnifying glass and send them out to look how things increase looking through it. How does a blade of grass look through the magnifier? Or tree bark? Leaves? Flowers? Insects?

For this lesson children draw something from nature. Part of the drawing has to be seen through a magnifying glass. This magnifying glass will actually be drawn too. That what is seen through the magnifying glass, has obviously to be much more detailed as the environment.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. What a great idea! I love it! I don't take the kids outside much to draw - I used to, when I was in a school with a classroom on the first floor and right near a door. I had a little mini-hill right outside that was perfect for drawing. But I guess I should make more of an effort to do it anyhow. Thanks for the great lesson.

  2. I love this idea! It's a perfect fit for childrens' imaginations! I will definitely try this soon!
    I just did a lesson on Andy Goldsworthy that goes along with this idea... http://pezzettinoart.blogspot.com/2010/09/andy-goldsworthy.html

    thanks for sharing! :)