The 4/5s (4th/5th graders mixed) looked at gears and drew them from observation. I also had pictures of gears and machinery for them to look at. I showed them basic steps to add shading and value. After they had drawn 3+ gears, I told them that we would be turning them into inventions. We had things like a cupcake maker or lego sorter! We read the Scholastic Art magazine about Leonardo DaVinci's sketches and viewed pictures of his inventions.
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