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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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McCoy-Parker, Kimberly S.; Paull, Lindsey N.; Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Computer programming skills are important to many current careers; teaching robot coding to elementary students can start a positive foundation for technological careers, develop problem-solving skills, and growth mindsets. This study, through a repeated measures design involving students in two classrooms at two widely-separated grade levels…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 5, Programming
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McCartney, Elizabeth; Mochal, Catherine; Boyd, Victoria; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
This study explores the integration of the arts into the teaching of science nonfiction texts during literacy instruction. Sixty-one elementary students (15 second graders, 25 third graders, and 21 fifth graders) attending schools of differing socio-economic levels participated in this study. The study examined the effects of arts-integration on…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nonfiction, Teaching Methods
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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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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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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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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