Nature through science and art
Susie Criswell's unique approach combines art, inquiry, & hands-on exploration to bring out the scientist & artist in children. They learn to appreciate nature as they discover the answers to questions like "Do animals have memories or feel emotions?" & "Why should we worry about hazardous waste?"
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Where does light originate?
Why do we see color?
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30 minutes Materials activity Time needed aloud and research bark bees birds camouflage cardboard child chlorophyll clay conifers Crayons cycle deciduous Discuss Drawing boards drawing paper earth earthworms Encourage the children example feathers flowers fossil frogs giant sequoia glass glue grow habitat hour Materials needed human illustrate indoor activity Indoor or outdoor Information to read insects jars Lascaux layer Leaf litter leaves lichens light live look markers minutes Materials needed mollusks mosses mural mushrooms Native Americans nectar night objects from nature observe outdoor activity paint Pencils photosynthesis piece pine pollinators Protozoa read aloud Research questions Information rocks sand science and art Scissors seeds sense of smell shape shelter Sketchbook/journal or drawing snow soil special place species spider spore print spores stencil sticky story sunlight surface survive tiny tropical rain forests tympanic organs walk weeds whiskers wildlife wind