Exploring Endangered Species

FrogsProject Description

There are endangered species all around the world. We may have heard of tigers, elephants, rhinos, and even pandas needing our help. But do you know there are plants and animals in our own state of South Carolina that also are at risk of disappearing forever?

In this activity, led by Visual Arts Teaching Artist Daphne Cuadrado Andino, students will practice soft research skills to learn about an endangered species in South Carolina and then learn how to sculpt it from clay!

Suitable for grades 4-12.

Artistic Process

Create, Connect

What's included

-Lesson plan
-Student Workbook (Digital)
-Full Set of Companion Videos

Guiding Question

How can I apply topics in science to my work in Visual Arts? 

Standards Addressed

VA.C.NL.7.1 I can show connections between visual art and other subjects at my school. 

VA.CR.NH.1.1. I can select and arrange elements of art to create principles of design.

This resource also aligns with the following from the Profile of the SC Graduate:

World Class Skills: Creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving
Life and Career Characteristics: Self-direction

About the Project Creator

To learn more about Daphne Cuadrado Andino, click here.

Interested In This Resource? 

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About the Governor's School's Outreach Programs

As a part of the Governor’s School’s mission to serve as a resource to teachers and students across the state, the Office of Outreach provides classroom resources and professional learning opportunities to enrich arts education in South Carolina. Learn more.