[I should work on this page some more to clean it up. For now, I’m just trying to make sure that I have some resources for Science and Arts integration piled up here. This was prompted by some work I did recently with San Juan School District.]
For follow-up conversations or other resources, please contact me:
Adam Johnston, Weber State University
Follow up resources to workshops/activities:
- Making meaning: Words
How do we construct and create ideas? How are there parallels in science and language?
- We used Taylor Mali’s poetry for this activity. His mission and work can be found at TaylorMali.com.
- Another version of this activity could be to look at scientific evidence through pictures. One example is “Tricky Tracks,” which can be found at: http://fossilfinder.coe.uga.edu/teachers-zone/curriculum/tricky-tracks/
- Observation: Bubbles
Where do observations come from and what do we make of them? How do we foster observation as both scientists and artists?
- Movement and Space: Paper
How does moving with paper give us a sense for nature, expression, design, engineering? What does the experience add?
- Timing and Communication: Pendulums
How do we keep track of and express time? Where are the complements of art and science in the analysis of a pendulum’s motion?
- Conclusion and Debrief:
Compare “engineering” with “choreographing.” How do arts and sciences parallel? Contrast? Where is integration appropriate, and how?