Lion Paintings

Students in the lower elementary grades are creating paintings of lions. The goal for this lesson was to make the lion's mane painterly. Painterly means that the artist allows the brushstrokes to show in the painting. Each line in the lion's mane is a bruststroke

We also discussed how scientists use teeth to tell what kind of food animals from the past ate. When a scientist finds sharp teeth like a lion's, it means the animal was a carnivore. A carnivore is a meat eater. Animals with flat teeth are herbivores or plant eaters. People are omnivores. We eat both meat and plants. That is why we have both sharp and flat teeth.