Blanchard, Year One
Martin – DB Woolbright
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be accessed on their previous knowledge about the sun.
- Students will collaborate as a group to apply knowledge in a visual art form.
- Students will think critically about visually representing their knowledge about the sun.
- Students will use visual art to express their knowledge about the sun.
S2E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.
VA2.CR.2 Create works of art based on selected themes.
- Create works of art to express individual ideas, thoughts, and feelings from memory, imagination, and observation
VA2.RE.1 Discuss personal works of art and the artwork of others to enhance visual literacy.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for art and art making processes by communicating thoughts and feelings.
- Use art terminology with emphasis on selected elements and principles of art.
- Use a variety of strategies to discuss and reflect on personal works of art and the work of peers.
VA2.CN.3 Develop life skills through the study and production of art (e.g. collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication).
Science & Visual Art
We placed three posters around the room each with a different question at the top of the page.
- How many Earths could fit inside the sun?
- Why is it important to study the sun?
- What does the sun do for us?
The students then had an opportunity to walk around the classroom, jotting down answers to these questions on the poster. We asked students to reinforce their ideas by creative means, sketching or visualizing words in a unique way. We then discussed as a class what the student wrote.
To better integrate the arts portion of this activity, make sure to incorporate elements of art (color, line, shape, saturation, etc) when critically discussing the work on the posters.