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Parts of a Bug Animation

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will explore the art of stop motion video by designing a bug with a variety of materials. They will create labels for each part of the bug, show its assembly, and evaluate the success of the stop motion animation in communicating the parts of the bug.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will create and assemble the parts of a bug using a variety of materials.

Students will identify each part with a written label.

Students will work independently or collaboratively to create a stop motion video that builds a bug.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Introduce the parts of a bug and the identifying names.
  • Facilitate the creation of bug parts with a variety of materials, such as paper, natural materials, and found objects.
  • Demonstrate how to set up and use devices and applications in a stop motion animation.
  • Teach the best practices of stop motion video by showing how to animate the parts and labels of a bug.

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National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr2.1

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

3.VA:Cr1.1

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

30 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

1 hour and 30 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital application (e.g., Stop Motion Studio)
  • Digital recording device (tablet, iPad, cell phone, camera)
  • Device mount
  • Colored paper or fabric
  • Tape
  • Mixed media, natural materials, and/or found objects

National Standards


Create

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

VA:Cr1.1.3a

Explore and invent art-making techniques and approaches.

VA:Cr2.1.4a

Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Adv.VA:Cr2.1

Elaborate on an imaginative idea.

3.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Create Bug Parts

Discuss the parts of a bug. Design a bug by using a template, drawing freehand, or gathering natural objects or found materials. Keep each part of the bug separate. Cut out the labels for the bug parts.

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Instructional Materials

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Parts of a Bug Animation

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Tools For Stop Motion Animation

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Stop Motion Vocabulary

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Reference

Stop Motion Animation Setup

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Reflection

First, Then, Next Finally

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