The 5th grade students used and enhanced their knowledge of animal classifications to create a work of art. The first part of the lesson was to choose any animal and research all about it. Next, they created an image of their animal on their printing plate. After making their first set of prints, the students reduced the printing plate (reduce means to take away, similar to math). Next, they printed on top of the first print to create a fabulous looking reductive print. The last step was to use colored pencils to create a realistic habitat for their animal. Combining science and art is a wonderful way to make a masterpiece!