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Make a COLLAGASAURUS!

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Science +1 Age Levels Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)

What: Learn about history, art, culture and science while creating a fantastic creature with the Smithsonian's Open Access collections.

Age: 2-9

How:
1. Download the COLLAGASAURUS! how-to book created by author/illustrator of the "Astronuts", Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg: https://learninglab.si.edu/cab...
2. Use some of the images in this set to make your own creature!
a. For younger children, review body parts they need to make a creature; print out images and have kiddos work on scissor and glue skills. Once their creature is complete, ask them how it would move, how it would eat, where it would live.
b. For older kids, either do the analog method used for younger kids (see 2a.) or use it as an opportunity to work on computer skills using imaging software. Talk with them about the collections they chose; how old they are, where they are from, etc. Discuss how the creature would move and interact with the world given the body parts that were chosen.

3. Afterwards, get a behind-the-scenes peek at how Steven and Jon collage Smithsonian Open Access images -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=z_-LVBQsXG8


COLLAGASAURUS! Cover

Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg

Patent model of a Lithographic Printing Press

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Bookbinding Machine

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Hand Stamp

National Museum of American History

Patent Model for a Paper-Cutting Machine

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Bed-and-Platen Press

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Flatbed Cylinder Printing Press

National Museum of American History

Patent model for printing press for uneven surfaces

National Museum of American History

Patent model for typesetting machine

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Book-stitching Machine

National Museum of American History

Patent Model for a Rotary Web Perfecting Press

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Feed Mechanism for Power Presses

National Museum of American History

Patent model for folding concertina rack

National Museum of American History

Patent Model for a Hand Stamp

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Platen Printing Press

National Museum of American History

Frying Pan Patent Model

National Museum of American History

1853 Wickersham's Patent Model of a Sewing Machine

National Museum of American History

Patent Model of a Type-composing Machine

National Museum of American History

Creeping Baby Doll Patent Model

National Museum of American History

Bakelite case for nail buffer from dresser set owned by Lena Horne

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Noisemaker from the American Legion

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Glasses of Henry W. Dennis with eyeglass case

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Asian Elephant

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Elephant Beetle

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Asian Elephant

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Mount of African Elephant "Mungo"

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Domestic Cat, Cat, Domestic Cat

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Head of a Cat

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fishing Cat

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Sand Cat

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Fishing Cat

Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

Cat from a Ball Toss Game

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Puppy-cat and the Baby

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Heads of Cats and Dogs

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Smilodon californicus

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Hoplophoneus primaevus latidens Thorpe

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Lion Head

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bonbonniere

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Pendant in the form of a fish with an ear cleaner

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Incense Burner

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Hinged garment hook with dragon

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Tiger Devouring An Antelope

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Marey Wheel Photographs of George Reynolds

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Marey Wheel Photographs of Unidentified Model

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Theseus Slaying The Centaur Bianor

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Arm band

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

Abraham Lincoln

National Portrait Gallery

De Havilland DH-4

National Air and Space Museum

Sopwith 7F.1 Snipe

National Air and Space Museum

Pfalz D.XII

National Air and Space Museum

Piper J-2 Cub

National Air and Space Museum

Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a Schwalbe (Swallow)

National Air and Space Museum

Lockheed XP-80 "Lulu Belle"

National Air and Space Museum

Lockheed Vega 5B, Amelia Earhart

National Air and Space Museum

Salt Shaker, Dog

National Museum of American History

Figure of a dog

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

George Washington

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Women's Plateau Clogs

Anacostia Community Museum

Carved Wooden Letter Opener

Anacostia Community Museum

Mask

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Mask and ring

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Support in the form of a bear

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Support in the form of a bear

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

John Sartain Self-Portrait

National Portrait Gallery

William Evans Burton

National Portrait Gallery

George Jay Gould

National Portrait Gallery

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait)

National Portrait Gallery

Great Auk Skeleton Mounted for Exhibit

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Mounted Model of a Great Auk

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Costume boots for the Wizard in The Wiz on Broadway, worn by Carl Hall

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Costume oil can prop güira for Tin Man in The Wiz on Broadway

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Teratornis merriami Miller

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Cephalaspis lyelli Agassiz

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Priscacara serrata Cope

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Carcharocles megalodon

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Carcharocles megalodon

NMNH - Paleobiology Dept.

Mounted Skeleton of California Gray Squirrel

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Ornithorhynchus anatinus

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division

Ovibos moschatus

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division

Camelus dromedarius

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division

Delphinus delphis (Linnaeus, 1758)

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division

Delphinapterus leucas (Pallas, 1776)

NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Mammals Division