MYP Art + Design / International Baccalaureate
Global Context: Scientific and Technical Innovation
Key concept: Creativity
Related concept: S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)
Statement of Inquiry: STEAM is creativity applied to scientific and technical innovation
O.Q.: Where does Scientific and Technical Innovation meet Art and Design?
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci´s machine designs, students will design a robot applying the technique of schematic drawing and cardboard sculpture.
Factual: What is STEAM?
Conceptual: How have artists influenced science and vice versa?
Debatable: What makes humans different from machines?
PYP IB Curriculum
Time: 15 sessions
Summative Assessment: Cardboard Signs
Goal: Create awareness about the ocean pollution.
Role: Art Activists
Audience: School & Stjørdal Community
Situation: Studies have found, there are over 300 billion pounds of plastic in our oceans and they say the effect that waste has on animals is overwhelmingly (Bergen University).
Product Performance and Purpose: Students will inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people while making a sign and/or poster for an activism campaign.
Lines of Inquiry:
– Form: What is it like to live in the ocean?
– Change: How is pollution changing the oceans?
– Responsibility: How can art help people to understand their responsibility for cleaning up the oceans?
Activities: Discussion about the theme in class, Analysis of art Activism references, Cardboard Poster Workshop, collaborative “Manifesto” design.
G.R.A.S.P. and worksheet. The rubric is also provided as a task list.
Students discussed the meaning of a “Manifesto” and made one with their own messages.
Students asking students from all over the school to sign their manifesto to reduce plastic waste.
Students with their signs ready to take action.