In the second grade Cultural History class, students are learning about the big bang theory in their Solar System unit. The class was asked how they could create the illusion of an immense explosion to visually represent their studies. After many discussions, students decided to use water balloons filled with paint to make a colorful piece of art on canvas.
On a recent sunny day at the Lower School, families, teachers, and staff gathered to watch the creative process, as the students went to work smashing paint bombs in sync to “Also sprach Zarathustra,” the opening music from 2001: A Space Odyssey. “We had so much fun, and the result was a beautiful painting that helped the students visualize the significance of the big bang theory,” said second grade Teacher Shannon Timoney.