Students in grades 3 - 6 are participating in the STEAM project called Indisputable ME. They are determining traits and characteristics that indisputably explain and express who they are. The STEAM elements include forensic science (personal fingerprints), technology (graphic arts), and art (visual and creative representation of self.
The science teacher and I co-taught the forensics side of specific personal identification tools such as DNA, eye/iris patterns, and fingerprints. We also taught the kids a little history of these tools. After making their fingerprints, students scanned and uploaded their fingerprints to be used as one of their indisputable self representations. Other indisputable self representation elements will be chosen by the students.
The technology teacher and I then co-taught a the free online graphics tool of Pixlr.com. We taught the kids some of the introductory skills necessary for students to begin exploring graphics editing on their own. In their process of creating personally expressive work, students will develop a series of six artworks that express those traits and characteristics they deem sharable. Work will be posted online once it is finished in an ISSUU publication.
-K - 12 Visual Arts Educator