Discovery and New Frontiers: "Art & the Cosmic Connection"

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Discovery and New Frontiers: "Art & the Cosmic Connection"
E/PO Project Name:
Discovery and New Frontiers Education and Communications
Contact Information:
Shari Asplund
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 230-260
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
818-354-7280
shari.e.asplund@jpl.nasa.gov
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Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Discovery and New Frontiers
Short Description:

"Art & the Cosmic Connection" is a curriculum that uses beautiful and compelling NASA images of planets, moons, and small bodies to help students understand and analyze what they see using the elements of art - shape, line, color, value, texture. After viewing images, students choose one image to draw with pastels, honing observation skills as they learn to look and look to learn. The activity is demonstrated in educator workshops and done with students during classroom visits.

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM