How Artists See Animals: Activity Sheet 3

Looking Closely: The Art and Science of Maria Sybilla Merian

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Observe an animal’s appearance, movements, and behaviors; record observations in a journal; make a detailed pencil and watercolor sketch of an animal; understand that scientists make close observations of animals to understand their behaviors.


Common Core Standards in Language Arts


Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:


By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


National Visual Arts Standards (2014)



Create personally satisfying artwork using a variety of artistic processes and materials.



Elaborate visual information by adding details in an artwork to enhance emerging meaning.



Compare responses to a work of art before and after working in similar media.

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