SCIENCE AND ART
Scientists and artists share an important trait; both carefully
observe the world and try to make sense of it, often in original
ways. Unsurprisingly, then, they also find the world a wondrous
place. You can help your students develop critical observational
skills by bringing art into your classroom. Foster students' curiosity
and you just might lead them to deeper levels of understanding of
the world around them. In this issue, read how some teachers are
reaping the benefits of blending art and science in the classroom.
and Art on the Net
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
NSTA members read "Earth View, Art View." The link to
that article is:
Articles on Science and Art
The following NSTA journal articles provide examples of how science
and art can be combined into worthwhile interdisciplinary lessons.
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eighth gradersespecially African American studentsshowed
significant gains in both science and math over the last 10 years,
while scores for U.S. fourth graders remained relatively flat
in both subjects, says the 2003 Trends in International Math and
Science Studycommonly known as TIMSS. Read the TIMSS At-A-Glance
the NSTA press release at http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2005-01/press.htm,
or go to http://www.timss.org.
India's Troubling Truants: Teachers (The
Christian Science Monitor)
This article highlights the effects of a problem
in many countriesteachers who do not report to work.
Science Teacher is looking for Good Questions!
The Science Teacher, NSTA's journal for secondary
science teachers, invites teachers to submit questions for the
journal's "Ask the Experts" department. Previous questions
include, "Why does the Moon appear larger in winter?"
or "Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of its container?"
Questions can come from teachers or students. Teachers who submit
questions that are published will receive a gift certificate to
the NSTA Science Store. To submit questions, e-mail department
editor Marc Rosner at MARosner@aol.com.
Write for NSTA's
The Science Teacher (Grades 912) has issued a Call
for Papers on specific topics. Click here to find out more:
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in Dallas with NSTAs improved online convention scheduler.
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about the history of NSTA, visit our online timeline at: http://www.nsta.org/timeline.
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