School: Plainsfield Elementary, Woodland
Grade Level: 4th and 5th grade
Teachers: Jessica Friedman, Marianne Ferrendelli, and Clara Skaug
Project Description: Insect Art: Pollinators in our World was an integrated art lesson where students learned about the importance of pollinators and how as an agricultural community, we depend on insects to pollinate the local crops. Students spent time exploring and identifying insects on the school campus and internet, learned how plants are pollinated, and how they can support and protect insects. They applied their knowledge as they set out to create their own artistic interpretation of an insect using chalk pastels and Elmers glue along with techniques such as symmetry and shading.