Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Connection Between Art and Science

Professional Development Sunday at Raki's Rad Resources - Make PD your own!

Recently, I posted about how my school is using Facebook and Pinterest as part of our professional development.  (See the whole post HERE.) I’ve decided to pass on some of the best videos and articles I come across to you each Sunday evening.  Here is this week’s professional development post:

 Do you teach science through art?  You should be.  They are flip sides of the same coin.

 Even if this video wasn’t with Mae Jemison, the first female African American to go to space, it would still be amazing!  Mae Jemison compares science and the arts and discusses how the creative process that goes into creating an art piece is the same as the creative process that goes into inventing the newest scientific technology.  On the flip side, she talks about how the analysis that goes into the scientific process is the same as the analysis of an artist for his or her subject.  This argument states that we should be teaching science and the arts (including art, music, dance, drama, etc.) together.  Do you ever do this in your classroom?  The closest I came this year was when created lamps (click HERE to see how we did it.)  I’d love it if you left a comment with a project (even a link to a product) that combines the arts and science.

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Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources