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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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Perkins, Leann M.; Stoycheva, Dessy – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical lesson on greenhouses implements standards of the Next Generation Science Standards ("K-2 ETS I-2"; "K-LS1-1") and the preschool objectives from the Teaching Strategies GOLD. Teaching Strategies GOLD is an assessment tool available online and in print that can be used with any developmentally appropriate early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Gardening, Art Activities, Science Education
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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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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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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