Dripping with Artistic and Scientific Talent

Students in Marie Codispoti’s and Lambrini Kavadias’ third-grade collaborative classroom at New Visions learned about the effect of height on paint droplets during Drip Art, a science-based art project that was in conjunction with students’ study of the Grade 3 ELA Water Module.
Students hypothesized how splatters of paint may vary if they moved their paintbrush, first from waist height to chest height, and then from chest height to shoulder height. They tested their hypotheses, and also discovered how puddles form.
The Drip Art activity combined elements of art and science to produce a fun and educational lesson for New Visions third-graders.