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ERIC Number: EJ945519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Creating a smART Camp
Maurer, Matthew J.; Tokarsky, Rebecca; Zalewsky, Laura
Science Scope, v35 n2 p46-51 Oct 2011
Many of the skills and talents required to be a successful scientist, such as analysis, experimentation, and creativity, can be developed and reinforced through art. Both science and art challenge students to make observations, experiment with different techniques, and use both traditional and nontraditional methods to express their ideas. The authors developed a smART--science meets art--concept and created a summer camp for seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade students that combines art and science to teach about topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics. smART emphasizes the connections between art and science and helps to encourage students to explore science in a new way. This article describes how teachers can set up their own smART camps. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A