Art is...S.T.E.A.M. Machine ( 2 Versions Printable, 1 Idea Page, and one Open-Ended Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions Page)
Our school is going S.T.E.A.M.
I created this basic STEAM worksheet for our ELL students to learn about the acronym initials in STEAM. They can learn to write the words, color their pictures and then create their own creative machine about S.T.E.A.M in Art. It is open-ended, so have the students draw their own invention in the box.(more below)
The ELL version has the words spelled out underneath, since my ELL students can't spell most of them. There is also a version for English speaking students.
In the blank space, I had my ELL students create a S.T.E.A.M machine. Brainstorm for what they can add to their invention:
S (Science) Ecosystems, Habitats, Life Cycles
T (Technology) keyboards, buttons, tabs, circuits, plugs
E (Engineering) Blueprints, Cogs, Wheels, Flow Charts
A (ART) Color, Shapes, Lines, Pictures, Graphics
M (Math) equations, numbers, co-ordinates, steps
They are to label all the parts and write what the machine is supposed to do. This project is designed to be a very simple introduction to STEAM and imagination. The students can use
the page for IDEAS of gears, levers, pulleys pictures as reference.
And last but not least, the Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions page. This can be open-ended where the students draw whatever they want in the boxes. This drawing page is not limited, and can include copying his designs. Or, they can invent their own modern version in the box.
Or, if you don't like "open-ended" worksheets, instruct them to describe everything they see in his diagrams and write that in words, in the boxes. (Include levers, pulleys, gears).
Note: Use of any copyrighted images, artists' photos or artwork is for students enhancement of their Art History and appreciation of Art, in accordance with Fair Use in Education.