Sunday, March 29, 2009

Form Drawing & Science



In a previous blog post, we showed how we incorporate form drawing with social studies. This past week, we did form drawing that related to our science learning. It's a lot of fun to tell science stories as we draw our forms!
Biome Study: Wetlands
(creek, ponds)

(we tried making the creek's wavy edges symmetrical, moving from one corner to the diagonal corner-- a wonderful challenge!)

Astronomy Study: Heliocentrism, Gravity, Copernicus, Galileo
(sun, orbits)
(pendulum)
(keeping concentric circles evenly-spaced without a compass was tricky, but it brought up great conversations about the shape of elliptical orbits vs. circular orbits of actual planets)

4 comments:

Joy said...

My daughter's school incorporates some form drawing with other subjects. Very cool!

Bjo said...

Form drawing sounds like a lovely thing to do! Perhaps when we next meet at the Fiber Retreat, your children can show me how it is done. I would like that very much!

Jimena Diaz said...

Nice!!!

The Scolari House said...

This is what really intrigues me about Waldorf. I think this is how a child or student "gets it". If I was taught this while going to school I think I would have been able to understand math and physics.