As we investigated the Next Generation Science Standards, students created sculptural books about the cosmos. Specifically, we asked the question: What objects are in the sky and do they move? Each week we worked on text and illustration to demonstrate a new concept using an array of artistic approaches. By distilling this vast subject into beautiful bite-sized topics, the students were left with a larger understanding of the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, the seasons, and how patterns in the sky can tell us the time of day and year.
Next Generation Science Standards: 1-ESS 1-1, 1-2; CCSS English Language Arts: RI 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7; W 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8; NCAS Visual Arts: Cr1.2.1a, Cr2.1.1a, Cr2.2.1a, Cr3.1.1a, Re7.2.1a