Sublime Scienceby: Mark Girod

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One of the shortcomings in most efforts to integrate art and science is that many of us have a shallow understanding of art, which inevitably leads to shallow connections between art and science. Coloring drawings of planets, building sculptures of volcanoes, and decorating scientific diagrams are fine activities, but they do not link science and art in powerful ways. One way to more deeply connect art and science is to consider art in its more broad form—aesthetics, and in this case, the sublime.

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  • on Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:35 PM

The meaning of the word sublime is embedded in the understanding of the work aesthetics. This is the study of beauty, taste, transcendence, and sublime. Furthermore in the field of aesthetics, sublime describes a feeling of astonishment with a phenomena, event, or experience. I really liked the chart that shows the connections between element (intense, terrible, and divine), synonyms, and possible science topics or concepts. This article was really interesting to read and really opened my eyes to new ideas.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:08 PM

This article describes a great visual activity to help students understand the concept of one million. Although it references other terms that may be ambiguous to students, it does not include suggestions for making them for concrete.

Patricia  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia (Pottstown, PA)

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