With a huge emphasis on Working Scientifically within the curriculum, we guarantee that the optical illusions that the pupils see at Twist Museum will generate lots of enthusiastic scientific discussion. Pupils will leave asking lots of scientific questions, there will be debates amongst pupils, scientific vocabulary will be used and learnt.
Many of the exhibits including the Colour Room and the Kaleidoscope are ideal places to consolidate their understanding of light. The Sound Lab will promote discussions on pitch and volume. How are the Sounds in the Sound Lab being made? How are they travelling into our ears? How are we hearing them?
A trip to Twist Museum can lead to an optical illusion drawing project or to a written activity. There are lots of exhibits to choose from to analyse and evaluate using artistic terminology. Or the trip might lead to researching a great artist and learning about their art form. Some might be inspired to learn more about Odeith and research the historical and cultural development of Street Art. Others might choose Patrick Hughes who created reverspective.
A formal letter to the Founder of Twist Museum is sure to generate a formal response to the class. Can they persuade him to include a specific new exhibit? Or can they persuade him to include their new idea for the Museum in his next Management Meeting? The Twist Team love seeing photos of children’s work that has been inspired by their trip to Twist, whether that is descriptive writing or a biography about one of the artists.
KS3 & KS4 Curriculum
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