Animated Flip Books

This fun activity will give students the opportunity to create basic animations that can help them understand how motion pictures and the human eye work.

Grades covered: 2 through 8
Curriculum Topics: Eye, Persistence of Vision, Animation

Standards

Idea Sheets are cross-referenced to subjects listed in the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards, and California Content Standards.

Common Standards Click to View

Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 4||Life Science||From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes |||Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move. ||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 4||Physical Science||Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer|||Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.||Next Generation Science Standards||Grade 4||Physical Science||Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer|||Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. [Emphasis: understanding that cells form tissues & tissues form specialized organs.] ||Next Generation Science Standards||Middle School||Life Science||From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes|||Develop & use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. [Both light & mechanical waves. ] ||Next Generation Science Standards||Middle School||Physical Science||Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer

California Standards (Click to View)

2.d. We see objects when light traveling from an object enters our eye.||CA Science||Grade 3||01. Physical Sciences||2. Light has a source and travels in a direction.|||5.g. How to relate the structures of the eye and ear to their functions.||CA Science||Grade 7||05. Structure and Function in Living Systems||5. The anatomy and physiology of plants and animals illustrate the complementary nature of structure and function.

Categories include:
  • Life Science
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Physical Science
  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Science
  • Art
Tags: Structure & Function, Waves, Arts & Crafts, Light
Subjects covered: ["Art","Life Science","Physical Science"]