Studying Balance in Art and Science

Grades 3-5 / Science / Arts

Common Core State Standards


English Language Arts


Speaking and Listening Standards K-5


5th Grade


Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

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The Getty

Lesson Objective

Make claims about the health of an ecosystem


8 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does Ms. Pippin connect the concept of balance to art and science?
  • What kind of evidence do students use to support their claims?
  • How does analyzing art enrich students' learning about ecosystems?

Common Core Standards


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Supporting Materials

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  • Studying Balance in Art and Science Transcript

  • Worksheet: Daily Reflection.PDF

  • Worksheet: Basin Template.PDF

  • Links to Art Files.PDF

  • Arts Integration Resources from the Getty Museum.PDF

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