Lesson 1: What is stop motion?

Pupils explore what is meant by Stop Motion and create their own simple animations with a ball of plasticine!

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding what stop motion animation is

  • Knowing what is meant by stop motion

  • Understanding how to create a short animation

  • Making small changes to my object to make my animation smoother

Lesson Plan

Stop motion animation
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Teacher Video: What is stop motion?

Presentation: What is stop motion?

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Cat Lamin,  
Computing specialist
Cat was a committed primary school teacher for twelve years. After starting her independent consultancy ‘Crossover Solutions’ she has travelled to Argentina, Brazil and America to share her wealth of knowledge of computer science with other teachers. Her enjoyment for…
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