To understand this topic we made this small model on old cardboard. The model also was selected for her school exhibition.
- colored papers
- two way tape
- sand (optional)
- Some pine tree from our xmas decor
We also used artificial miniature fruits (have saved these from toothpicks had bought long back) , some spices , cotton.
Through this model making she learnt about five types of major forest of India.
- Mangroves & Tidal forest
- here we made coconut trees and small grass like cuttings from green card paper. Also made a scene of sea and beach using blue and yellow paper. Sprinkled a little bit on sand on adhesive pasted on yellow paper to get the beach look.
- Torrid Evergreen forest
- Again made a grass like cutout from green paper and also a tree with less leaves.
- Thorny & Scrub forest
- Here we did little bit landscaping by using orange paper to indicate dry region of desert. And made a cactus with paper. used sketch pen to make the thorns.
- Torrid Deciduous forest
- This was represented using two regular tree designs.
- Mountainous forest
- for Mountain we used old thermacoal piece, I gave it a little texture by running a hot knife over the surface and around the edges.
- We use trees from our x-mas decor for representing this forest.
Other half of card board was used to represent usage of trees.
- soil erosion
- rain cycle
- oxygen generation
- and several resources we get from trees like
- wood for furniture
For rain cycle and oxygen we decided to make a revolving disc, so that it represents cyclic process, as it goes on and on.
Here is Ms L with her model in school , explaining it to her teachers.
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