How do you make an ocean scene in a shoebox?
How do you make a sea diorama?
How do you make a diorama out of a shoebox?
Making ocean floor dioramas is a fun way of learning all about the Great Barrier Reef or ocean habitats that surround our coastlines. They can be made at home as a school project or in school as a creative way to demonstrate learning.
Because dioramas have layers of background, they should be made in a box or frame that is several inches deep. The container must have an open-faced front so that viewers can see the scene. A shoe box or shipping box turned on its side works incredibly well for creating a basic diorama.
To create the diorama project, a shoe box or other small box may be used as the space for the diorama. Students may use plastic figures or mold items from clay to represent animals, plants, and objects in their projects.
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To make seawater at home, add 35 grams of salt to a beaker, and then add tap water until the total mass is 1,000 grams, stirring until the salt is completely dissolved in the water. Tap water often contains lots of natural minerals found in seawater, such as magnesium and calcium.
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