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ERIC Number: EJ1114521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Learning about Plants with STEAM: In a Yearlong Unit on Plants, Students Use Art to Make Models of Their Subjects
Kurson, Rebecca
Science and Children, v53 n9 p58-63 Jul 2016
In this article Rebecca Kurson describes her school garden, now in its second year, as one that the lower school (preK-5) students plant and observe as often as possible. They call the garden an "outdoor classroom," and the younger students are particularly interested in how the plants grow. Kruson had lots of garden activities planned--the challenge was to make them into learning experiences. She decided to focus on the parts of plants. Herein she describes how the students used art projects to investigate the basic parts of a plant: the roots, the stem, the leaves, the petals, and the seeds. In a final art project, the class put the parts together and studied the system as a whole.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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