My students need write-on tissue paper, pens that write on tissue paper without smearing, mod podge, foam brushes, and chipboard squares to display their science artwork.
Do you remember creating artwork in elementary school with tissue paper? It would smear, bleed into neighboring colors, and bend the copy paper it was attached to with heavy white glue. No more mess, I say. There are better art supplies available today that do not make that same mess.
My students are freshman and sophomores attending a public high school.
They are respectful, polite, and hard working in the classroom. They are poor and are not well traveled, making it hard to explain geologic concepts and the places they exist. Most all of my students have not been to a beach, the mountains, or forest. So many of my students don't get to enroll in any electives because their reading and math scores are so low. If they do get an elective their choices are extremely limited. If I can teach them a little art and presentation skills in science, they will likely be better prepared for the work force. I feel strongly that students need a balance between academics and art of any kind.
I have so many students that love to show how much they have learned through art, but we don't have a budget for art supplies in a science class. For this project, I will have them create a constellation. This requires them to show stars in different life stages. The art will have constellations with a white dwarf and a supernova. They will design their constellation using different colored tissue paper, gluing it with mod podge, carefully labeling stars with special markers, and displaying it on nice boards for presentation. They will have to create constellations and relate them to nearby landmarks or themes. For example, they could use a nearby observatory, mountain, beach, boats, significant building, etc.
They will be analyzing diagrams, charts, and text for this project.
The students will be required to write about their constellations, talk to others in various steps of development, and be prepared to present. The group skills used on the project will transfer over to their future work environment because they will have to communicate with each other, build a design together, assemble separately but with other student input, and inform an audience about their topic.
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|KolorFast® Non-Bleed Tissue- 480-Sheet Pkg. • Nasco||$46.36||3||$139.08|
|Class Quilt - 30 Project Squares, 8" x 8", Black • Nasco||$9.48||10||$94.80|
|Sakura® Pigma® Micron® Permanent Pens - Set of 8 Colors, 0.25 mm (01) • Nasco||$14.00||3||$42.00|
|Sakura® Pigma® Micron® Permanent Pens - Set of 8 Colors, 0.45 mm (05) • Nasco||$14.00||3||$42.00|
|40-Piece Foam Paintbrush Assortment • Nasco||$14.88||2||$29.76|
|Paper Mod Podge® - 8 oz. • Nasco||$5.68||4||$22.72|
|Outdoor Mod Podge® - 8 oz. • Nasco||$4.84||4||$19.36|
|Stencil Brushes and Foam Sponges - Set of 25 • Nasco||$7.76||1||$7.76|
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