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Year 8 Inquiry-based Learning – Art and the Cosmic Connection

 Year 8 Maclean HS art students have been enjoying investigating the space frontier. Using the elements of art – shape, line, colour, texture, value– students have made sense of images of planets, asteroids, comets and moons, honing observation skills and inspiring questions. Students created beautiful pieces of art while learning to recognise geologic and atmospheric features of solar system objects. The learning sessions began with what we know here on Earth and then one used that awareness to help interpret features on distant objects in the solar system. Art and the Cosmic Connection offered a terrific bridge between Earth and space science, as well as a wonderful dive into the potential of science to inspire art – and art to empower science.

Miss Candice Jagoe