We are nearing the end of our study on elements, so I wanted my students to do some sort of little project to bring home the point that everything in our universe is built from the elements we find on our periodic table.
My friend Susie, The Panicked Teacher, found this awesome periodic table that had pictures of things made from each element and then words with items made from the those same elements. I made copies of the tables for each of my students.
I then asked my students to draw a "scene" in the world. You know those pictures that can be found in Highlights magazines? Where there is a picture of a park and some kids are playing in the sandbox, some are riding bikes on the path, others are climbing the monkey bars, and still others are having a picnic? That was the kind of scene I wanted the kids to draw. It could be anywhere in the world, but needed to include lots of vignettes.
Here are a few of the completed ones. I think they came out cute! :)