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Martín, Natalia Martín; Hageman, Jennifer L.; Montgomery, Sarah E.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2019
This study presents a content analysis of 30 ecology-themed children's picture books published in English and Spanish from 1994 to the present. Books were analyzed for the following aspects: 1) Nature appreciation, 2) Interrelatedness of Nature, 3) Realistic ecology problem, 4) Differing perspectives, 5) Hope for a solution, 6) Reflection and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Ecology
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Teske, Jolene K.; Clausen, Courtney K.; Parpucu, Harun; Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2019
Arts integration into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subject areas is currently an important area of investigation. This study developed a grounded theory of how artmaking of a mobile related to fossil life of the Devonian period engendered geoscience inquiry. Data were collected from elementary students entering fourth…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Elementary School Students
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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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Ooms, Eric C.; Wu, Tabitha M.; Kokemuller, Ashley R.; Montgomery, Sarah E.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2018
This study explored the effect of arts integration into science during an instructional unit on force and motion and one addressing natural weather disasters. Seventy-eight elementary students in four classrooms (grade 5, grade 4, and two at grade 3) participated in the study. This study assessed content retention, student-made products…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Anderson, Andrea Earline; Meier, Jessica A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2018
The integration of art into curricula focused on teaching science is a new perspective in education designed to reach a broader range of students. The current study examined the process of second-grade students participating in science and art activities through qualitative content analysis. The subjects of science and art were not taught to the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Primary Education, Grade 2, Civil Engineering
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Duban, Nil; Aydogdu, Bülent; Kolsuz, Selçuk – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2018
The main aim of the current research was to fill the absence of STEAM activities for primary school students in Turkey. Accordingly, a study in which STEAM activities were implemented was conducted with the primary school students. There were four activities during STEAM implementation. The activities were these: Students recognized circuit…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Art Education, Curriculum Implementation, Elementary School Students