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Hussain, Mahjabeen; Stoycheva, Dessy; Rule, Audrey C.; Tallakson, Denise A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2019
This experimental study was undertaken with preservice teachers to test whether the use of science integration into arts education increases demonstration of science details and creative features in artwork. Two conditions were created: arts-focused and science-focused; gouache still-life paintings were produced and analyzed, and an attitude…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Painting (Visual Arts), Science Education, Art Education
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Perkins, Leann M.; Stoycheva, Dessy – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical lesson on greenhouses implements standards of the Next Generation Science Standards ("K-2 ETS I-2"; "K-LS1-1") and the preschool objectives from the Teaching Strategies GOLD. Teaching Strategies GOLD is an assessment tool available online and in print that can be used with any developmentally appropriate early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Gardening, Art Activities, Science Education
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Stoycheva, Dessy; Perkins, Leann – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This research paper explores art integration into a science lesson unit that follows the Next Generation Science Standards (K-PS2-1) and focuses on the effects on memory retention of key concepts along with levels of enjoyment. An experiment was conducted with children ages 3 and 4 teaching scientific concepts about gears while incorporating…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Scientific Concepts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Activities