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Stop Motion Simple Machine

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will create a stop motion animation of a simple machine using illustration. They will use a variety of materials built up on a whiteboard and a round, flat object that will move across the frame, showing the function of a simple machine.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will plan a simple machine for a stop motion animation.

Students will work independently or collaboratively to create a stop motion animation of a simple machine.

Students will create the illusion of an object moving through a simple machine.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Provide examples of simple machines and discuss force in motion and patterns in motion.
  • Demonstrate how to set up and use devices and applications in a stop motion animation.
  • Show the techniques of creating an obstacle and showing motion in a stop motion video.
  • Facilitate group work and create spaces to use for recording videos.

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National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

6.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
  • Whiteboard & whiteboard markers
  • Round, flat object (cut paper circle, coin, bottle cap)
  • Pencil, eraser, & paper or sketchbook
  • Scissors, colored paper, & tape
  • Optional: remote or headphones

National Standards


Create

Document early stages of the creative process visually and/or verbally in traditional or new media.

VA:Cr1.1.8a

Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risks to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art- making or designing.

VA:Cr2.1.8a

Combine concepts collaboratively to generate innovative ideas for creating art.

6.VA:Cr1.1

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Steps

Discuss Concepts & Gather Supplies

Discuss the concepts of force and motion in simple machines. Gather the supplies to make a simple machine: a whiteboard, a whiteboard marker, a round and flat object, found objects, paper, tape, and scissors.

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Tools For Stop Motion Animation

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Stop Motion Animation Setup

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Stop Motion Vocabulary

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Reference

Force and Motion of Simple Machines

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Worksheet

Stop Motion Animation Storyboard

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Parts of a Simple Machine

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Reflection

Creative Process Reflection

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