7th grade students end their science class with a review board game design. This quarter, we designed and created the games in art as a collaborative group project. We began this unit by looking at famous board games like Life, Candyland and Monopoly and what makes those games artistically well-designed. We also focused on how important the element of line is in board games (and commercially produced printed toys in general). Sharpies, colored pencils, metallic sticky paper and of course, 3D puff paint were our media choices in this project. Game markers were made with Model Magic and Fimo clay.
Student games focused the five science and health units covered in 7th grade: Exploring & Classifying Life, Cells & Chemistry of Life, Reproduction & Heredity, Ecology, Human Body and Diseases.