Are you a parent looking for a fun and educational project to do with your kids? Or are you an educator hoping to combine STEM and art into a creative STEAM activity? Look no further -- we’ve prepared a lesson demo on How to Make a Light-Up T-Shirt for Bike Advocacy.
In the video below, ARCK’s executive director Sara Demeter and curriculum developer Lisa Pastore walk through the project step-by-step.
|ARCK's video was included in Education Closet's Arts Integration and STEAM Conference in February.|
With this lesson and ARCK's other STEAM projects, students can learn how to live more sustainably and develop advocacy skills. This fits in with our environmental justice-themed curriculum this year and our second curriculum module, Civic Engagement. By biking, we can improve our health and contribute to better, cleaner air.
- Students will develop skills needed to be an active member of their community and to be an agent of change.
- Through research, students will analyze bike statistics to look at inequalities in biking culture.
- Students will enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills that they identify and devise a solution supporting their theory and problem-solving skills.
- Students will learn to incorporate a simple circuit of e-textile components using conductive thread, LEDs, batteries and battery holders into their design which is all using STEAM components.
- Students will practice drawing and painting techniques as they create their t-shirts.