Nature Through Science and Art.
Too many books that purport to combine art with other areas of the curriculum, and usually authored by non-art educators, present numerous abbreviated lessons where art activities serve only as "hands-on" appendages. While this book is activities oriented, the author effectively combines her art training with her vocation as a nature educator. Developed for children in grades three through six, fifty activities build on a child's natural curiosity about nature to explore scientific, environmental and art concepts. Each of the activities begins with a question; for example, "How Do Feathers Help Birds?" After an informative response to the question, accompanied by a well-done ink sketch, a series of research questions motivate and extend the topic. A culminating art activity--in this case a drawing experience using a feather as a tool--concludes the lesson.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 1995|
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