Thursday, April 18, 2013

Integrating Art and Science

One of the 2nd grade teachers at my school has been growing flowers from seeds with her students. She has a fancy cart with rows and rows of little labeled seedlings under a special lamp. The children have been enjoying watching the seedlings sprout and grow. One of the parents in our Parent Teacher Organization even baby-sat the seedlings during spring break! A few weeks ago, she and I decided that we could integrate her science project with an art project. The students made ceramic flower pots in art class, complete with a little hole in the bottom to drain, and a saucer. We rolled the flower pots (large pinch pots) on texture sheets, and then we glazed them. I am really happy with how these turned out! The students are so excited about the project too; integrating subjects makes everything so much more relevant! Here are a few photographs of finished 2nd grade flower pots:

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