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The Educational Value of Art Museum Field Trips

Good read! This short article taken from the Peer Reviewed Journal, Education Next, discusses the benefits of art education and field trips.  Specifically, the implication and benefits for low income and rural schools. This study shows how students, when exposed to art, through a guided tour at a well known museum, became more critical and creative thinkers and increased their interest in art museums.  Studies like this will help put the ‘A’ into STEM!!ednext_XIV_1_cover_small

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2014 in Articles, Resources

 

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Recycled Art – STEAM

This art piece was created by my 5th graders using recycled bottle caps (it took us the entire school year to collect).

STEAM teaching points:

S – Importance of recycling and the dangers of plastic in the environment.
T- Computer graphing and internet research to decide on a topic.  Students created a Google Form survey to poll the class.
E- Constructing and building the art piece.
A- Color and placement of caps.
M- Measurement of the bottle caps and backing measurements. Students also learned who to calculate the diameter, radius, area and circumference of a circle (bottle cap) Image

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2014 in Art, Lessons, Resources

 

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