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ERIC Number: EJ794366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
The Art and Science of Gyotaku: There's Somethin' Fishy Goin' on Here
Baggett, Paige V.; Shaw, Edward L.
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v45 n1 p3-7 Spr 2008
Because of the emphasis on high-stakes testing, art has often become a neglected subject. Research indicates that the teaching and integration of art increases academic performance and promotes engagement in other disciplines. Science provides stimulating potential for learning content, practicing observational skills, and expanding students' creativity. Through Gyotaku--(an ancient Japanese practice of fish printing)--students can learn about biology, fish anatomy and habitats, and elements of art. This article provides teachers with ideas for the integration of art with science in a meaningful and fun way. The authors have facilitated this activity in classrooms from kindergarten to college. The levels of supervision, assistance, and depth of content vary with the age of the learner. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Language: English
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