Mixing Science and Art
Students at Hackett Elementary School made paper today out of recycled newspaper that they prepared last week. After the paper was mixed with water and blended the students spread the pulp over a screen to drain water. The students then sprinkled seeds on top so that it can be planted and grow beautiful wildflowers. This lesson is part of a unit we are working on integrating science concepts of natural vs manmade materials and art concepts of traditional paper making and radial symmetry.