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Making Petroglyph Art

on March 12, 2014

The second grade science students were able to carve many different desert animals into their limestone blocks last science class.   Limestone was easy to carve into, but sometimes the fossils and chipped stone made it hard to keep a straight line on some rock samples.  Students brought their rock petroglyph carvings to art class and they painted the rocks to make a portrait of their animal to keep and take home.  In the spring, the second graders will be studying different desert animals of the southwest.  For the final desert zoo project, we would like to try to create a rock wall that records all the different animal petroglyph carvings we did in science and art class.

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One response to “Making Petroglyph Art

  1. Mrs. Eelman says:

    What a great project! I can’t wait to see the rock wall.

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