Around the 2nd week of summer I decided that in order to incorporate time travel with prehistoric art, it would be necessary to build a time machine sculpture...and challenge my students to design their own machine. Here it is in all its glory...with a LOT of help, and planning over the summer it finally came to life this week. It is really hard to photograph...because of the lighting, most of the special effects and the plasma ball 'flux capacitor' look better in dim lighting...but you can see the basic components....and appreciate something made out of all the junk that can be randomly found in my basement...with a few lucky things from a friend's farm.
Actually, this is the sort of thing that can probably only be fully appreciated in person....from a child's perspective....with a little bit of magic. But I thought it was worth sharing here because I've had a few people request to see it.
Next week I will be installing a cave in my classroom....and between now and Christmas, we will study Egyptian, Roman and Greek art.
|Flux Capacitor in all its glory.|
|Shot taken in the dark so you can see the ground effects.|
I am really excited for this year!!