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Vaccines and Viruses

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will study the scientific illustrations of David Goodsell and research specific vaccines or viruses, reinventing how they look in painted form. They will create a watercolor painting that influences ideas and feelings toward vaccines and viruses.

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Lesson Objectives

Students will research the structure and functions of vaccines and viruses.

Students will explore the ways biology and scientific illustration intersect in the art of David Goodsell.

Students will observe the aesthetic properties of vaccines and viruses through published microscopic images.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Identify prominent vaccines and viruses.
  • Introduce the scientific illustrations of David Goodsell, discussing the way his art relates to his work as a biologist.
  • Analyze and discuss the aesthetic properties of viruses and vaccines from microscopic images.
  • Demonstrate the properties and application of watercolor.

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National Standards


Create

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

20 minutes

Demonstration Time

20 minutes

Student Studio Time

3 hours and 20 minutes

Supplies and Materials

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor
  • Water cup
  • Paintbrushes
  • Markers or ink pens
  • Internet access
  • Optional: salt, plastic wrap, rubbing alcohol

National Standards


Create

Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

VA:Cr2.1.IIa

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Steps

Research & Analyze

Research the structure and functions of vaccines and viruses. Analyze the scientific illustrations of David Goodsell. Consider the way his career as a biologist relates to his artwork and how his artwork influences the ideas, feelings, and behaviors of his audience.

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Instructional Materials

Artist Bio

David Goodsell

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Viruses and Vaccines

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Worksheet

Virus and Vaccine Research Guide

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Watercolor Variations

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Basic Watercolor Techniques

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Reference

Scientific Illustration

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