Art and Ecology
Artists are often particularly keen observers and precise recorders of the physical conditions of the natural world. As a result, paintings can be good resources for learning about ecology. Teachers can use these lessons to examine with students the interrelationship of geography, natural resources, and climate and their effects on daily life. These lessons also address the roles students can take in caring for the environment.
Borrow the teaching packet Art&
Pair clothing with regional climates in a matching game from The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Access activities, curriculum resources, and information that relate art, science, and the environment from the Environmental Protection Agency
View satellite images of environmental change and descriptions of issues affecting particular locations from the United States Geologic Survey site
Browse hundreds of science and geography lesson plans for fifth and sixth graders through the National Geographic's website
Download family-oriented PDFs from "Studying Nature" in An Eye for Art