5th Graders Explore Botany Using Art

As fifth grader William Dalton, Jr. said on one of his final projects, we have been “leaf scientists. We have practiced a lot of new vocabulary, both artistic and botanical, and developed an eye for important details. In particular, we have investigated the many qualities of leaves and learned about the process of photosynthesis. We have also learned how to read the history of a woody plant in branches and what plants do to reproduce.


All the classes stress process over product, using drawing to develop brain connections.