Students will be able to understand the concept of climate change, its impact on the environment and how they can contribute towards mitigating it. They will also learn how to create an animated gif using Brush Ninja.
- Computers or tablets with internet access
- Projector (optional)
- Whiteboard and markers
- Handouts on climate change (optional)
- Begin by presenting the topic of climate change to the students.
- Briefly explain what climate change is, its causes, effects, and why it is important for us to understand.
- You may use videos, images or handouts to make this introduction more engaging.
- Have a discussion with the students about their understanding of climate change.
- Ask questions such as: What do you know about climate change? How does it affect our planet? What can we do to help mitigate it?
- Write down their responses on the board or chart paper.
- Show students how to create an animated gif using Brush Ninja.
- Demonstrate each step involved in creating a simple animation: creating frames, drawing objects, and playing back the animation.
- Divide students into groups of 3-4.
- Instruct them to use Brush Ninja to create an animated gif that illustrates one aspect of climate change such as rising global temperatures, melting ice caps or deforestation.
- Students can use pre-made assets from Brush Ninja’s sticker or draw their own objects using the brush tool.
- Have each group present their animated gif creations in front of class
- Evaluate their understanding of the concept based on their depiction in the animated gif.
- Students can create more complex animations using Brush Ninja to illustrate the long-term effects of climate change on our planet.
- They can also explore other topics such as renewable energy, sustainable living, or eco-friendly transportation and create animated gifs around those topics.
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