Place-based Science for Educators: Module 3
Welcome to Module 3!
Module 3 Theme: Integrating Art and Science
- How might sketching and photography serve as strategies to connect our students to their local landscape?
- What role might sketching or photography play in place-based science?
In our third module our focus will turn toward the artistic and creative realms. While some don’t immediately make the link between art and science, impressive figures from Charles Darwin to pioneering botanist Maria Merian to my friend Kelly Finan have all shown the strengths of integrating the two. As we proceed, we’ll examine the ways that sketching and photography in particular can strengthen ties to place, and how this might relate to teaching science well.
Activities and Assignments
Part #1: Sketching
Watch: Sketching strategies in the science classroom, and a few basics
Read: Why Sketch? by Jenny Keller
Part #2: Photography
Watch: Photography strategies in the science classroom
Read: Cultivating Curiosity by Integrating Art and Science in the Classroom through Photography, by Thani, Siby, and Ali
Part #3: Assignments
Visit and Submit: Return to your wonder journal site to complete your third assignment
Submit: Stages 2 and 3 of your Place Plan
Part 4: Live Session
Tues, July 19
3:00 – 4:30PM
Debrief wonder journal visit; connections to science concepts and skills
Place plan endpoints sharing and feedback