Explorer of the World...

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Exploration Number 1: What is Green?

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Exploration Number 2: Patterns in Stone

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Exploration Number 3: The Tiny Parts of Flowers

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Exploration Number 7: Scraps of Paper Art

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Exploration Number 4: A Box of Very Small Things

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Exploration Number 5: The Secret Art of Shadows

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Exploration Number 6: Scroll down this page

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Next Exploration? - Watch this space...

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The Junior Explorer of the World


Your mission is to look at the world around you "with all your eyes".

There will be heaps of interesting explorations.

Each exploration will make you look at the world in a new and unusual

way. You will be collecting many different things in your very own

Scrapbook Museum.

For some of your explorations you will need a camera and will also

need to learn how to print your photos.

Every couple of weeks there will be a new exploration challenge

on this page. I will also tell you about each challenge when you

visit the Allen Centre. Have fun! - Mrs S.

Every morning, when you wake up, you have 24 brand new hours to explore the world...

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"My dream is to walk around the world. A smallish backpack, all essentials neatly in place.

A camera. A notebook. A travelling paint set. A hat. Good shoes. I don't want to trudge up high mountains ot through war-torn lands.

Just a nice stroll through hill and dale. But now I walk everywhere in the city. Any city. You see everything you need for a lifetime."

-Maira Kalman

Exploration Number 6 - Seeing Touch

"Look with all your eyes, look." - Jules Verne

Exploration Number 6 turns your fingers into eyes. The secret art of shadows becomes an abstract world of textures. Textures are everywhere!

When you begin this exploration, don't be surprised if you can't see textures very easily - but they are right in front of your eyes on everything you see.

We're so used to seeing the tree but overlook the bark - until we see it with our fingers....

Apart from your eyes and fingers, all you need to discover texture is some white paper and a wax crayon to take some rubbings...
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A walnut tree...
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The plaster on my house...
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A wooden table...
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You could make your texture collection into a little book...

If you put tissue paper or baking paper between each rubbing it will stop them smudging.

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A piece of rope...
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A metal grate...

So many interesting textures I found! ...

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Dig into the Wiki-Watch Past...

The Arabic Alphabet

Chess

Catapults

Snails and Spirals and a little bit of Maths

Shells and a Little Bit of Latin

Dissecting Flowers

Pizza Box Oven

Nudibranchs

Iqbal - Weaving the Colours of Respect

Crystals

Bouncing Eggs

Bubbles

Balloon Jets

George's Bee Sting

E3 Call Home!

Playing with Colour

The Forest Carpet - Mosses and Lichens

Giant Puffball

How to Blow an Egg

Make a Stamp Album

How to make a Bottle Garden

Bones, Day of the Dead and Georgia O'Keeffe

Lanterns, Guernica and Pablo Picasso

Gadget Kings and Fernand Leger

A Letter to Lily and Keannu's Crayfish

Bird's Nest Fungi and Henri Matisse

Junior Writers

Sir Joseph Banks and the Specimen Bank

Writing Smiles

Vincent Van Gogh

F-ANT-astic Ants

Healthy Eating, Atoms and Arcimboldo

Insects under the Microscope