Visual Arts 236: Full STEAM Ahead with Zack Smithey–Artist, Designer, and Builder


He’s a sculptor.  He’s a painter.  He’s a designer and builder of container homes.  Yes, Zack Smithey is a multi-talented artist who applies the concepts of STEAM every day in his work.  Learn where his ideas come from.  Discover the process he uses to create a work.  And find out what it takes  to create an aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient home built from metal shipping containers.  How do his designs come to life?  How does he employ STEAM concepts to meet both housing codes and consumer wish lists?  Watch and find out.

Learn more about the program, learning objectives, featured national standards, and related learning activities in Teacher Tool 733 below.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 733: Program Guide for Full STEAM Ahead with Zack Smithey

Download this document to find more information about our October 17, 2019 live program "Full STEAM Ahead with Zack Smithey." Included is the following: program description, program objectives, program format, related activity suggestions, supplemental website resources related to the program, and featured national standards related to the program.