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A Day at Thunder Ridge: Part 2

Robert Smith, BTSALP and Alpine School District Coach, is back guiding the 4th grade students in Ms. Mickelsen’s class through a session of scientific sketching and drawing. Topic: Butterflies!

Scientific drawing require the artist to look at things through the eyes of a scientist. Charles Darwin was a scientist who was also an artist. He studied plants and animals and drew them in an accurate and detailed way.

Boxes of butterflies, beetles and other creatures can be checked out from the Museum of Natural History on the University of Utah campus.


  1. Bruce Hucko says:

    Cool! Are samples of the kids work coming in Part 3? Can’t wait!

  2. Melissa Deletant says:

    I love that you gave students full colored copies as well as actual insects in acrylic for them to look at as they drew. It is so vital that students have images or artifacts to observe when creating their art.

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