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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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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
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Kangas, Timothy C.; Cook, Michelle; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Gifted students, because of their advanced development compared to peers, have emotional needs that require differentiated education programs. Asynchronous social and emotional development of gifted students often leads to identity issues. Cinematherapy can be used to help gifted students explore their identities through analysis of the actions of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Individualized Instruction, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Kirkland Holmes, Gloria; Logan, Stephanie R.; Alert, Andrea L.; Mason, Cynthia A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study examined the self-efficacy in science, art, dance, and music; attitudes concerning contributions of people of various ethnic/cultural groups; and science learning of students involved in an after-school arts-integrated science enrichment project. Students dramatized three traditional animal legends from African, Native American, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Enrichment Activities
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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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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
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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
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Teske, Jolene K.; Pittman, Phoebe J. Z. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Arts integration into science has been shown to motivate students and promote long-term retention of content. To add to the literature addressing arts integration, an experiment was conducted with middle school students studying the anatomical similarities and differences between modern and fossil marine invertebrates and different types of extant…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Middle School Students, STEM Education, Art Education
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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
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Anderson, Andrea E.; Zhbanova, Ksenia; Gray, Phyllis; Teske, Jolene K.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical article features an arts-integrated science unit on fossils of the Burgess Shale for fourteen elementary/middle school students at a weeklong summer day camp. The day camp had a theme of recycling, reduction and reuse; all of the fossil models had substantial recycled components to support this theme. Next Generation Science…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Activities, Elementary School Students