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Symmetrical Animation

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will work collaboratively to create a stop motion animation of found objects being placed in a symmetrical or asymmetrical pattern. They will present the short video, and both the creators and viewers will identify if the patterns are symmetrical or asymmetrical.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will explore and create with found objects while creating a stop motion animation.

Students will engage collaboratively in creative artmaking to design a symmetrical or asymmetrical pattern.

Students will identify symmetrical or asymmetrical patterns.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Present symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns to the students.
  • Show how to set up and use devices and applications in a stop motion animation.
  • Assign tasks to group members. Example: photographer, object placer 1, object placer 2.
  • Demonstrate the roles of the group.

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National Standards


Create

Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

VA:Cr1.1.Ka

Engage collaboratively in creative art-making in response to an artistic problem.

VA:Cr1.2.Ka

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

VA:Cr3.1.2a

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

2.VA:Cr3

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

25 minutes

Student Studio Time

45 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Digital application (e.g., Stop Motion Studio)
  • Digital recording device (tablet, iPad, cell phone, camera)
  • Device mount
  • Found objects
  • 12" x 18" sheet of paper
  • Marker
  • Tape

National Standards


Create

Engage in exploration and imaginative play with materials.

VA:Cr1.1.Ka

Engage collaboratively in creative art-making in response to an artistic problem.

VA:Cr1.2.Ka

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

VA:Cr3.1.2a

Discuss and reflect with peers about choices made in creating artwork.

2.VA:Cr3

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Steps

Create Background & Select Objects

Collect found objects to create the design. Fold the paper in half. Draw a line on the fold with a marker. Tape the paper on the table or floor.

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Instructional Materials

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Organic Vs Geometric Shapes

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Symmetrical vs Asymmetrical

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Reference

Tools For Stop Motion Animation

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Lists

Stop Motion Vocabulary

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Reference

Stop Motion Animation Setup

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Reflection

Stoplight Exit Ticket

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