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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
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Borsay, Kyrie D.; Foss, Page – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study is an exploration of several lessons on sound taught to third grade students using one of the Next Generation Science Standards (3-5-ETS1) and arts integration. A counterbalanced, pretest- posttest- distal posttest design experiment was conducted to compare student knowledge and attitudes between the control and experimental conditions.…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Pretests Posttests
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Carignan, Anastasia; Hussain, Mahjabeen – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
In this practical arts-integrated science and engineering lesson, an inquiry-based approach was adopted to teach a class of fourth graders in a Midwest elementary school about the scientific concepts of plate tectonics and earthquakes. Lessons were prepared following the 5 E instructional model. Next Generation Science Standards (4-ESS3-2) and the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gentzsch, Anneliese; Tallakson, Denise A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical article describes an arts-integrated project with engineering design and science concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards, art principles from the National Arts Standards, as well as ideas under the theme of "Culture" from the National Council for the Social Studies Standards. Preservice teachers in an…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Puppetry, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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Atwood-Blaine, Dana; Rule, Audrey C.; Morgan, Hannah – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
In the lesson on which this practical article is based, third grade students constructed a "lift-the-flap" page to explore food webs on the prairie. The moveable papercraft focused student attention on prairie animals' external structures and how the inferred functions of those structures could support further inferences about the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Food, Natural Resources, Wildlife
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Samarakoon, Deepanee; Smith, Latisha L. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
In this practical article, a kindergarten teacher shares a lesson designed to teach students about the power of wind. To address the Next Generation Science Standards engineering standards, students discussed the negative and positive aspects of wind and made daily weather observations (K-ESS2-1). Students constructed bird-shaped windsocks, called…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Elementary School Science, Weather, 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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Betts, Crystal M.; Pattee, Allison – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Arts integration has shown to enhance student comprehension, retention, and engagement, while connecting to rich science content. The integration of the Next Generation Science Standards and the National Arts Standards into a first grade lesson illustrated how the arts enhanced the students' understandings of the sun's apparent motion during the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Activities, Motion