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ERIC Number: EJ944186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
The Art and Science of Notebooks
Porter, Keri; Yokoi, Craig; Yee, Bertina
Science and Children, v49 n2 p42-46 Oct 2011
Along with inquiry-based teaching, exploring the elements of art can guide students to view and represent objects realistically. Understanding line, shape, color, value, form, space, and texture helps bridge the gap between what students actually observe and what their preconceived ideas about the object may be. This type of explicit instruction prevents misconceptions. If teaching science process skills through an art venue presents a challenge, try collaborating with an art teacher or with other colleagues to introduce the art element activities. With the focus on language arts and math, elementary students have had little art instruction, so this is an appropriate lesson for elementary students of any age. In order to develop observational skills and perspective, it is imperative for children to understand art elements. Furthermore, facilitating a connection between science, art, and the familiar environment will enhance and strengthen children's learning. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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