D. Sculpture - Continue exploring paper sculpture as a means of making three-dimensional forms. Explore wood relief using fastening techniques such as nailing and gluing, and finishing techniques such as sanding and staining. Continue exploring the modelling
possibilities of clay beyond Level One—
techniques such as wedging, welding,
making of slabs by rolling, throwing,
paddling, impressing with objects,
decorating with coils, pellets, extruded
clay, firing, glazing.
Essential question: How can we use the materials in the classroom to construct a small scale model of our structure?
- As the final step to this project, students are to create a small model of the structure that they have developed.
- Students will be provided with the materials to construct their structure.
- Students are responsible for measuring and gathering materials to accurately build their structure.
- Their final structure will be tested for durability and strength.
- Students will create a written piece that outlines the purpose of their structure and why it was built with the materials that were chosen.
Science connection: Students have tested their materials and have individually drafted blueprints for the desired structure they want to build. Students will have knowledge of the materials that will be most suitable for their structure.
Math connection: Students will need measurement skills to determine the amount of materials they will need. Students should be able to reference their 2D blueprint and create a 3D model.
Language arts connection: Students will write an informative piece about their structure, including complete and descriptive sentences.