Voyager project connects science with art | School brief

Jul 16, 2014

An innovative art project now hangs in the main stairwell at Voyager Middle School.

Last year, art teacher Sarah Goodall and science teacher David Watt came up with the idea to make a connection between art and science. Their goal was to make the concept of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) learning a reality.

They chose the science topic “cells” from their eighth grade Genetics Unit as the focus of the collaboration and set to work creating a permanent piece of artwork.

The project was funded by a $500 grant from the Mukilteo Schools Foundation, which covered the cost of the canvases, paint and melding plates to piece the artwork together.

Eighth graders first studied a variety of cells and cell parts. Students then worked in small groups or individually painting the canvases that later were connected. They created 30-plus canvases.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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