Protect Our Marine Life

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Encourage water conservation and boost art skills with a hands-on activity that challenges young painters to create a scene highlighting marine life. Using oil pastels, scholars draw an underwater scene and write a tip for viewers to read about saving water. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Coordinate the lesson with your school's art teacher—co-teach, borrow supplies or split the lesson in half finishing the science portion in the classroom and the art portion in the art studio 
  • Invite a water conservationist to speak to the class about their profession and ways everyone can help save water 
  • Plan a field trip to a local aquarium—visit marine life discussed in class, give time during the trip for pupils to sit and draw a rough draft
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource advertises one brand of art supplies 
  • Requires art supplies—paper and oil pastels
Pros

  • Provides an extension activity to enhance the learning the experience 
  • Includes a four-level evaluation
  • Promotes water conservation  
Cons

  • None
NGSS