Davis Academy for Arts and Design Innovation is in our third year of a MSAP grant focused on inquiry and creating interdisciplinary curriculum. Our Eighth grade students have designed and refined their own rockets, as part of a collaborative unit between science and math called “To Infinity and Beyond”. Over the past several weeks students studied Space Exploration, Astronomy, and rocket design in science and linear relationships of an astronaut’s oxygen tank, and plotting equations on the coordinate plane to design a rocket in math. After testing the students re-designed their rockets using their flight experience from the launch. We appreciate the dedication and creativity of our excellent teachers, Mr. Erickson (Science) and Mr. Wentworth(Math). Student Jermaine Sheppherd reports, “I thought it was fun to see how math and science came together. I really liked testing the rockets outside. The math was hard but it was worth it. The building stage followed testing and refining made me think about what actual engineers have to go through. That they have to start over and over, slowly getting better.”
Davis art students in grade 6 and grade 7 created some holiday cheer for the patients at "The Willows" nursing facility in Woodbridge, CT.
Grade 6 students created watercolor snowflake designs using pencil, sharpie, and a watercolor wash.
Grade 7 students created winter landscape designs using bleeding tissue paper, Modge Podge, and watercolors.
The artwork was presented as a community gift which is displayed at the facility for all to enjoy.
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