STEAMed Magazine January 2016 - Page 16

FROM THE FIELD Counting on a Starry Night Figure 1 Robin A. Ward, PhD. When most people view van Gogh’s The Starry Night (1889), they marvel at the turbulent and agitated sky, the prominent flame-like cypress alive in the foreground, the hushed village at the rolling mountains’ edge, and the bright orbs of light peppering the night that can be depicted in colorful bar graphs. What? Read on and learn how kindergarteners created their own van Gogh inspired-night skies and used their starry art creatio