Shapes & Space


STEAM Lessons & PROJECTS

  • NASA's Art & the Cosmic Connection (Free)
  • Earth Art: Geology & Geometry Lesson
  • Shapes & Space Scavenger Hunt
  • Cosmic Constellations: Geometry Edition
  • Anthropocene Collages
  • Exoplanet Collages
  • 3D Space Machines Lesson (PwPt)
  • 3D Space Machines

 

 

Shapes & Space takes learners on a journey investigating geometry through space science, exploration and art. During this multi-layered program, students investigate 2D and 3D geometry as seen in space, from space and on Earth. Students learn how lines, organic and geometric shapes relate to geologic process by exploring the planets and moons of the solar system. They take a look at Earth as seen from space and explore the 2D geometry prevalent on the surface of our home world. They make collages of their own exoplanets using 2D geometry to reference geologic processes and possibly alien life. They investigate sky stories while making their own constellation paintings using sky charts and polygons. Finally, they explore shapes we've sent to space by investigating NASA missions using 3D shapes and polyhedrons to construct their own spacecraft. Throughout the program storytelling, collaboration and community are emphasized. Shapes & Space was designed to align with K-5 math standards with additional focus on science, art and literacy targets.

Shapes & Space was piloted during a 2 month residency at C3 Elementary School supported by a Colorado Creative Industries stART Grant with additional support by the La Napoule Art Foundation.

Check out LNAF Blog about the Shapes & Space Workshop at C3!