Art Integration: Diatoms
TSA biology students have been working with glass in the studio and doing what they do best at TSA, art integrations!! Pamela Haywood-Imbrogno’s students spent a day with art teacher, Liz Hayes, creating diatoms in glass! What’s a diatom you ask?! Diatoms are a major group of micro algae found in bodies of water. They secrete their own cell wall, which is made of Silica (GLASS)!! Students were assigned one of the GREAT LAKES and created a diatom specific to that lake. Diatoms are an important tool used to determine the conditions of a body of water. See the students’ creations below!