Animation Lesson

Grade Level

Objectives

Animation strips are one of the easiest forms of animation to make, and can provide an excellent introduction to the concepts underlying more complex animation techniques.  The two tutorials accompanying this lesson describe two methods for viewing animation strips – using either a frame or a zoetrope.  Both methods of animating can each be completed by students using a personal digital fabricator, but could also be attempted by an adult using an exacto knife. 

Standards of Learning

Materials

Time

This project is scheduled to last for three hours (divided into three 1-hour blocks). 

Procedure

During this lesson, students will be asked to design and manufacture animation strips that demonstrate the recognition, creation, and extension of numerical and geometric patterns. 

Introduction:

Activity:

Conclusion

Assessment

Extensions: