The 1st graders have been studying the ocean and its inhabitants in science class. They came for some Open Studio classes to create an underwater diorama. Shoeboxes were painted in 4 shades of blue to represent the 4 layers of the ocean: sunlight, twilight, deepwater, and abyss zones. The students then drew details creatures that belonged in each zone. The ocean layers will make an appearance at our school’s science fair later this school year.
Some close ups of the abyss and deepwater zones: