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Watch and Create! Creativity For Sustainability


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    Children's Creativity Museum

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Watch and Create! Creativity For Sustainability

In this activity, children and adults work together to explore their relationship with technology and examine ways to make sustainable media consumption choices. Learners watch a short clip of a cartoon, then try a creative challenge to turn time spent watching videos into an interactive and imaginative experience. Activity includes step-by-step instructions with visual aids, downloadable materials, connections to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and a video walkthrough. This activity uses low-cost materials and can be done at home.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Media device with ability to stream or download videos to watch during the program
  • Creative challenge cards (a few copies, so multiple groups can work simultaneously)
  • Comic strip summaries and template (a few copies, so multiple groups can work simultaneously)
  • Colored pencils, markers, or crayons
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Variety of craft and recycled materials such as cardboard, egg cartons, yogurt cups, yarn construction paper, etc.
  • Small, simple musical instruments (optional)
  • Table sign (one copy)
  • Take-home bookmarks (one for each participating group) (optional)

Subjects


  • The Nature of Science
    • Science and Society
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society
      • Impacts of Technology

Informal Categories


  • Electronics
  • Photography and Film/Video

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • NISE Network

Rights:

  • National Informal STEM Education Network, 2019

Funding Source:

  • The Rob and Melani Walton Foundation.

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