Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Artist of the Week: Homework

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
This weeks artist is Jake. Here he is ready to pilot the toboggan down the hill.

In our school system science and social studies are only taught for one semester in sixth grade. Half the sixth grade takes Science in the first semester and the other half Social Studies. Then at the start of the second semester they switch.

Jake was taking Social Studies during the first semester. This week marks the beginning of the second semester. His first assignment was to make a picture of a scientist. Note he also had to have me sign his permission form to participate in the science fair, so I'm fairly confident that the assignments will become a bit more academically rigorous.

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
Anyway, this is the picture he came up with. He asked me a few technical questions, such as "Can labs have windows?" and "Do the lights have to be off when you use a microscope?". And as you can tell my answers weer yes to the former and no to the latter. He then set to work on his picture and the end result was a scene that looks very familiar to me, a former lab rat.

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