Medea Awards – Grade 2 Animation Projects

26/11/2011

Congratulations Grade 2! Our Human Body Animations have been selected as Medea Award ‘Highly Commended’!

“The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education. The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.”

Last year, Grade 2 students worked with Mr. McKillip and their homeroom teachers to create stop-motion animation projects. As part of our PYP Unit of Inquiry ‘Inside Me – The Human Body’ students learned about their body systems and how each system works/interacts with each other. Each of our four grade 2 classes created their own animation project.

Students learned facts about the digestive system. Students explored the digestive system individually and as a group helping to plan and create their collaborative animation movie. Students created props and animated or moved food through the digestive system by taking a picture for each frame of this animation. Students worked in small groups to explain the digestive process creating scripts. Students read scripts aloud recording their voice to explain the animated process of food being absorbed into the body through the digestive system.

Students from each class explained the process of this project in a brief introduction on our Grade 2 Blog. Each class has a separate post. After completing the animation and viewing, students reflected on the project via comments on our Grade 2 Blog. These comments can be viewed by clicking on the individual posts for each class project.

2N presents The Digestive System

2L Digestive System Animation Project

2W Movie Project: “Journey to the Center of the Toilet”

2P Digestion Animation Project

Click the link to view all of the Grade 2 Digestive System Animation Projects.

Click the link to view the official Medea Awards 2011 press release.


2N presents The Digestive System

18/11/2010

Grade 2N – The Buzzing Bees has been working on the following stop-motion animation project of the digestive system in class.

First we began by tracing an outline of our friend “Alma” then all students worked to create the various parts of the digestive system to be included on our poster. Students were then asked to move pieces of food through the system while Mr. McKillip took photos of each step. Through shared writing, we as a class wrote the script to describe the steps involved in digestion.

Finally, students used microphones to read aloud the script we created to describe the whole process. We hope you enjoy, thanks to Mr. McKillip for all his help, it was lots of fun!


2L Digestive System Animation Project

16/11/2010

The Lively Ladybugs have been spending the past several weeks making an animated movie about the digestive system. Since Chisha, one of our classmates, was preparing to move to Dubai, we used his face and body outline as our template. We made each of the organs of the digestive system and glued them onto Chisha’s body. Mr. McKillip came into our classroom and helped us take more than 100 pictures as we moved a little piece of paper food though the digestive system. All of the pictures were put together and made into a ‘stop-motion’ animated movie. We worked with Miss Lane on a shared writing activity to explain what happens to food when you eat it. Then Mr. McKillip brought a microphone into our classroom and helped us record. We combined this audio recording with the pictures and now we have a complete animated video. Check it out!