Are you interested in lessons incorporating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)? Here is a collection of my art lessons that do just that, with connections to Next Generation Science/Engineering or Common Core.
Science + Technology + Design + Art + Math:
Cut Paper Snowflakes Designed on an iPad. Taught in conduction with science lab snow lesson. Students explore snowflakes under magnification, design virtual snowflakes, then use paper, scissors and protractors to execute their design. Connections: Common core geometry standards grade 4. NGSS Engineering Crosscutting Concepts: cause and effect.
Science + Art
Drawing Weeds. Connections: Science. Weeds are organisms that are very successful at reproduction – popping up frequently and rapidly in unwanted locations.
- For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)
Art + Math+Technology:
Technology + Art:
iPad Blended Self-Portrait: students use iPads plus free apps Pic Collage and SketchbookX to create expressive layered portraits. Post includes tutorial recorded with iPad, MacBook Pro and AirServer.
Animated Name Art: use desktop computer plus free Scratch coding website to create animated name art. NGSS crosscutting concepts : cause and effect.