These cross curricular cross grade level lessons were created to encompass multiple standards from both the art and science curriculums. Combining the science of experimentation with the art of color theory allows students to experience intellectual creativity.
Working in Marzano's DQ3, helping students practice and deepen new knowledge, an allowing for eventual arrival arrival into DQ 4, helping students with cognitively complex task, creates an rigorous environment for your art or science class.
Working on deepening knowledge in art and science with fun and challenging activities, and taking the class even deeper by generating and testing hypothesis, helps lay the foundation for critical thinking skills that will help your students be successful life long learners.These lessons can be interchanged between grade levels by simply adjusting the standards and learning goal.
These lessons allow for student led discovery where "aha" moments are frequently heard. Some of the aha's I heard in my class:
-students realized they have limited control colors which meant they needed to conserve their resources. This limited them to certain tools for measurement.
-if colors did get low students problem solved by adding water to their colors
-shortcuts had to be made because of time constraints in the class time period
-student communication about the experimental color mixing transitioned naturally without teacher intervention from "let's add a dab of red" to "let's add 1/4 tsp red"
I'd love to hear your feedback and see pics after you try these lessons in your classes!
Creativity NOT Conformity!