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Cape Carousel offers multidiscipline learning

Fourth-eighth graders learn about natural world
Apr 22, 2014
Source: Submitted Emma Metcalfe poses with her earth self-portrait, created with flowers and other found objects and inspired by this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show theme of ARTiculture.

More than 140 Cape Henlopen School District students in grades four through eight are enrolled in 13 courses offered during Session Three of the Cape Carousel Program. New to the Carousel Program this year are courses using the STEAM curriculum model – science, technology, engineering, art and math – integrating the creative process with science and technology using art projects tied to experimentation and exploration.

STEAM Wonder Lab, taught by local art therapist Jennifer August, has introduced students to the natural world through zany, safe, hands-on experiments and related art projects. Students create earth self-portraits, colored salt mosaic art and UV glow bugs; they are studying water density using rainbow colors and experiencing making electricity from saltwater, among other projects.

For more information on the program, call 302-644-7917 or go to


Nate Cheney, left, and Josh Conway collaborate to create a salt mosaic based on what they learned about elaborate salt installations by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto. (Source: Submitted)
Working on a rainbow saltwater density experiment are (l-r) Lex Johnson, Wayne Davis and Nate Cheney. (Source: Submitted)
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