Magnifying Students' Interest in Scienceby: Wendy Frazier

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Textbooks often teach students that there is one scientific process of science that must be rigidly followed—which leads them to equate science with boredom! However, these negative perceptions can be eliminated by integrating visual art and microscopy into the science curriculum. The images and corresponding notes featured in this article can be used as concrete examples of a means by which students can document and communicate their own work as scientists and artists, while discovering the microworld around them using the microscope and available art tools.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
7/1/2006

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  • on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:27 PM

This article is basically about visual art and science, the marriage of microscopy and images. As the author states, “visual art and science must question what art forms, media, and style would be most conducive to students learning the targeted science concepts and skills.” There is an interesting chart about the similarities and differences between art and science. This article is an interesting discussion about art and science.

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


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