Science and art share a common creative process. Both require skills such as abstract thinking, attention to detail, repetition, creative problem-solving to name just a few. It is important to offer students an opportunity to experience creativity in a science setting. Arts integration in STEM (STEAM) is an exciting, engaging way to bring creativity and curiosity to science learning. This curriculum is based on a case study of how research scientists "use" creativity in their work. This curriculum asks students to identify the big science ideas and use them as art prompts in written and visual art work.
Lesley University, Community of Scholars Day, STEAM, science, art, creativity
Brooks, Mary, "Science Meets Art: Using Big Science Concepts as Art Prompts in Middle and High School Curricula" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 34.