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Art and Science Converge in Second Grade

In science class, second graders learned that insects have a head, antennae, six legs, a thorax, and an abdomen. Taking their newfound knowledge to paper, students drew an invented insect and went with their art teacher to the Beard Center for Innovation in the Upper School to watch the Laser Cutter turn their drawing into a cardboard stencil.


They used the stencil to help needle felt colorful wool rovings to create their insect on wool felt. Needle felting is a process that uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. Last, they cut their wool felt into a leaf around their insect and added their artwork to the group installation.

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