Along those lines, do you know of a book titled "The Private Eye"? It has very cool connections for art and science. The full title is: The Private Eye: Looking/Thinking by Analogy - A Guide to Developing the Interdisciplary Mind and it's by Kerry Ruef, published in 1977.
I love it for jump start ideas.
From: Sears, Ellen [mailto:ESears@Anchorage.k12.ky.us]
Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 2:46 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Advocacy for Sketchbooks - Video
the art ,literacy and science connection with sketchbooks - I have posted
this info a couple of times - it also has great info on sketchbooks - not
just for art...
I really tried to get this off of the ground with the 7/8 teachers here -
but started too late in the fall - this would be a great time to plan for
If you have several classes cooperating on this activity - it only
strengthens the importance, you are not competing with other teachers for
students' time, you reinforce each others' domain, it demonstrates the
importance of art in other subjects - and other subjects in art - it is a
win/win situation if you take the initiative and time to implement it.