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ERIC Number: EJ1001655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Drawing out the Artist in Science Students
Camacho, Al; Benenson, Gary; Rosas-Colin, Carmen Patricia
Science and Children, v50 n3 p68-73 Nov 2012
Graphics are among the most important forms of communication in science and engineering. They are invaluable for both expressing understanding as well as generating new ideas. Unfortunately, many students do not think they can draw, and therefore fail to take advantage of this means of expression. However, with some basic instruction, nearly anyone can learn to create an effective "sci-a-gram." The ability to illustrate not only enlarges a student's capacity for conveying ideas but also provides the teacher with another window into a student's thinking. This article discusses how an in-class drawing instruction gives students the skills and confidence to make more accurate scientific diagrams. (Contains 7 figures, 1 table, and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A