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science and art

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Sears, Ellen (
Sun, 08 Sep 96 20:57:00 PDT

I worked with a class on a bookmaking project to go with their science
class. They were studying woods, and we creatd several papers to go with the
different parts of the woods. Bubble print for sky, straw paintings for
branches, wood rubbings for bark, fingerpaintings for the tree's growth
rings, sponge paintings for lichens, handmade paper (with coffee grounds...)
for the soil, tissue collage for leaf litter... Then I had a collection of
fabric and notions (sequin ribbons, pipe cleaners, wire, sculpey clay,
vinyl, burlap, tissue paper...) the students had to make the organisms to
fit in the corresponding part of the tree, they had to pick the material
used for the animal based on the attributes or characteristics of that
animal. (Pipe cleaners for wooly worms, sequined ribbon for snakes - the
scales...)The book was put together so that it opened radially (I guess this
is a way to explain it) It opened like a spiral going into the tree. They
wrote about each stage of the book on the last opened page. I liked the
final project. I did this with a class of K-1's, but it could be used for
any age.

I have also done units using Kim Taylor's book on Pattern and am getting
ready to use her book structures. Most of the science/art stuff I do is
with my husband's K-1 class, lots of common planning time.
Ellen Sears
Anchorage, KY

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