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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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Kress, Darcie K.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Industry and authors of 21st Century Skill Frameworks are calling for student proficiency in creativity, problem-solving, innovation, collaboration, and communication skills. This project involved 13 fifth grade gifted students in inventing products for a specified audience with a set of given materials, time limit, and topic constraints. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Creativity, Student Developed Materials
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Rule, Audrey C.; Atwood-Blaine, Dana; Edwards, Clayton M.; Gordon, Mindy M. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Creativity is essential for solving problems in the workplace, natural environment, and everyday life, necessitating that creativity be nurtured in schools. Identification of factors that intrinsically motivate students to learn difficult or initially unappealing content is also important. This project, in which 24 racially diverse fifth grade…
Descriptors: Females, Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Creativity
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Hussain, Mahjabeen; Carignan, Anastasia – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study explores to what extent the SCAMPER (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Rearrange) technique combined with animal adaptation ideas learned through form and function analogy activities can help fourth graders generate creative ideas while augmenting their inventiveness. The sample consisted of 24…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Animals, Animation
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Smith, Brandy A.; Cline, Jane E. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study considered how arts integration impacted preschoolers concerning the students' acquisition, understanding, and retention of information about animal habitats. This current investigation used control and experimental conditions to determine the effects of art integration during students' block building of animal habitats and their…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Animals, Wildlife, Art Activities
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Olsen, Benjamin D.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Science inquiry has been found to be effective with students from diverse backgrounds and varied academic abilities. This study compared student learning, enjoyment, motivation, perceived understanding, and creativity during a science unit on Models and Designs for 38 sixth grade students (20 male, 18 female; 1 Black, 1 Hispanic and 36 White). The…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Smith, Latisha L.; Samarakoon, Deepanee – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Research evidence for the benefits of arts integration is mounting. The purpose of this study was to determine if integration of the arts was an effective strategy for teaching the water cycle to kindergarten students. The study included lessons that supported both a science and an engineering standard of the Next Generation Science Standards and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Water, Science Instruction, Art Activities