Project Review: Artist, Explorer, Scientist
1/2nd Grade Artists in Canada learn about John Audubon and create a drawing and print accurately describing an animal of their choice.
The Project: In the project ‘Artist, Explorer, Scientist‘, student artists study the ornithologist John Audubon, who explored early America, documenting new species of birds. He turned his studies into beautiful watercolor prints.
Students create scientific sketches of an animal figurine, study its habitat, and then create prints from it. This project is designed to deepen understanding around birds, a common literacy topic. It can also engage students who are learning about flowers/pollination, different animal habitats or environments, and it supports learning about scientific inquiry.