We are practicing scientific illustrating for the big science expo project that is underway in my 8th grade science class. I gave the kids an assignment to draw something, anything --- any lab procedure, with just 3 simple rules:
1. Use rulers for all straight lines
2. Labels must be horizontal
3. Don't draw hands unless you know how.
I didn't specify what lab to illustrate, since we are still in planning stages of choosing our topics. I told them they could even draw an imaginary procedure that they might perform in the future.
Brilliant, eh? This is the same girl, by the way, who was the mastermind behind My Little Boa.
My kids rock. My class rocks!!!