Registration Deadline: September 1
The Scientific Illustration unit will explore a deeper understanding of the natural world through careful noticing strategies, in-school research, and art-making activities. Students will investigate works of art and sharpen their drawing skills in the Farnsworth galleries, transferring these skills back to the classroom as they investigate their local eco-systems.
Please review the unit components, learning outcomes, and partnership requirements below, and fill out a letter of interest if you would like to register for the unit.
The unit is comprised of the following activities, lesson plans, and museum visits:
1) Writing Prompt #1 & Nametags
2) Pre-Museum Classroom Lesson: Pointing with Our Words (45 minutes)
3) Museum Visit I: Foundations and Studio Art-making (3 hours)
4) Writing Prompt #2
5) Post-Museum Classroom Lesson: Our Local Eco-systems
6) Pre-Museum Classroom Lesson(s): Additional Curricular Connections, Contextual Support, and Art-making Practice
7) Museum Visit II: Curricular Connections and Studio Art-making (3 hours)
8) Writing Prompt #3 and Writing Prompt #4
9) Post-Museum: Final Exhibition Preparation and Presentation
10) Evaluation and submit final lesson plan
Scientific illustration and research-based contextual information of a Maine eco-system
Farnsworth Arts-in-Education Programs connect arts-learning to classroom curricular learning goals. Click here for a list of Common Core Curricular Standards that educators may connect to through this project-based program.
To receive free access to this program, participating teachers must submit the following:
1) An arts-integrated lesson plan connecting to Common Core (curricular) standards;
2) A student-learning observation form;
3) A transportation request form and bus invoice (if requesting assistance); and
4) The program evaluation form.
Additionally, teachers are also required to attend at least one FAM Arts-in-Education Consultation or program workshop. Schools are encouraged to connect “exhibitions” of student work with an in-school celebration (i.e. Parent Night, etc.).