This project investigates scientific fields of study through poetry and art, while leaving an online legacy through individual websites. Students are just one QR scan away from relating words and color to the world around them.
The Science of Poetry is an activity designed to combine literature analysis with real-world application, essentially serving as a visual text representation into the world of science. The two-part process begins with students choosing poetry that matches a STEM field of study of particular interest to them. After a classroom poetry slam, students proceed to explicate each work through language, tone, and thematic relationship, ultimately creating visual images and artwork around the actual text.
Once each text is thoroughly analyzed, students create Weebly site blogs to serve as online references relating each poem to their scientific field. These sites are accessible through student-created QR codes placed on the actual poem; poems are framed and displayed throughout the school and/or community so that anyone can scan the QR codes and be taken to the student website as a final project relating text to scientific relationships.
The product includes a lesson explanation and detailed timeline, student assignment sheet, draft worksheet, and grading rubric. Step by step instructions for the website creation and QR coding creation are listed on the assignment sheet for easy reference.
This is essentially a tutorial teaching students how to create and maintain blogsites using poetic connections to STEM fields to do so. It's a simple project that provides the wow factor to administration and parents.