Target 1 – Student-Centered Learning. FWSU students will engage in personalize learning involving collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creative learning opportunities.
Action Step – Highlight, create and model innovative learning opportunities that promote collaborative inquiry, problem solving and creativity for students and staff.
Indicator of Success – Students and staff will apply existing knowledge to create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
GEMS 4th Grade students continued their STEM study on the Physics of Light in Art. They considered first a variety of store-bought and artist-made kaleidoscope’s. Each child then developed their own design using a square of paper.
Students explored how the design changed as the number of reflections multiplied with the angle of the mirrors.
Next the students constructed their own kaleidoscope using toilet paper rolls, mirrored paper, semi-opaque vellum, and duct tape.
Using the windows as light boxes, the students traced mirror images of their names on paper and glued it on the tubes.
They class enjoyed experiencing each others’ kaleidoscope’s. Each design was a beautiful surprise!