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Never-before-seen-creatures October 4, 2011

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The 4th graders are preparing for their field trip this Friday!  Today they had 2 questions to think about. 1. How do scientists know exactly what a never-before-seen-creature looks like?  Dinosaurs, for example.  and 2. If given a picture of one part of the animal, how could scientists guess what the rest of the creature looks like?

The students were given a small part of an imaginary creature.  After gluing that to their paper, they had to invent the rest of the animal, making decisions about size, texture, personality, and mobility.

The 4th graders are going to the Sackler Art Museum and the Harvard Museum of Natural History this week to explore this scientific approach to drawing.

 

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