♠ Posted by ArtMuse in Art Inspirations and Ideas at 4:33 PM
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the U.S. Intrepid Air and Space Museum in Manhattan. This was my first visit to the Intrepid and I was amazed at the sheer size and mass of the air craft carrier. Even more amazing was the space shuttle Enterprise. I was lucky to have an in-depth guided tour from my father in law who for many years worked for Grumman as an aerospace engineer.
I think anything pertaining to space exploration would be immensely fascinating to students, particularly boys, who are usually a bit tougher to really engage in art making especially if the lesson pertains to Georgia O'Keeffe flowers or Monet's waterlilies, lol. The possibilities of what could be taught are endless: space crafts, lunar excursion modules, astronauts, moon craters, shooting stars, nebula's, planets, supernovas, aliens, UFO's..I could go on and on, AND it makes for a great cross curricular topic.
Here are a few science themed lesson ideas I came across, enjoy!
Art Lessons for Kids Website
That Artist Woman Blog
Second Grade Solar Systems-From my blog
Kids Artists Blog
Field Elementary Art Blog