The Sun: Kids Try Their Hand (August 27, 2003)
At first thought science and art do not seem a logical pairing to
most of us, but tell that to the fourth and fifth grade students at
Independent Elementary School in Castro Valley, CA. |
On a visit to Goddard Space Flight Center their teacher, Linda Block, had picked up some posters and other educational materials from SOHO to help her students learn more about the Sun for science. At the end of that unit she decided to have them create their very original versions of the Sun as part of an art effort and then sent them to us here at SOHO with "thank you" notes on the back of each one. You can see for yourselves the innovative and fairly intricate results of some of these efforts. We hope that their efforts inspire teachers to try similar endeavors. You might be surprised at the results!
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