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McCoy-Parker, Kimberly S.; Paull, Lindsey N.; Rule, Audrey C.; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Computer programming skills are important to many current careers; teaching robot coding to elementary students can start a positive foundation for technological careers, develop problem-solving skills, and growth mindsets. This study, through a repeated measures design involving students in two classrooms at two widely-separated grade levels…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 5, Programming
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Pittman, Phoebe J. Z.; Teske, Jolene K. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
This practical lesson describes how students in six eighth grade science classes participated in a lesson combining the National Core Arts Standards with the Next Generation Science Standards. The goal of the lesson was to provide visual representations of finch beak form and function so students could better understand genetic variation and how…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Genetics
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Kangas, Timothy C.; Cook, Michelle; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Gifted students, because of their advanced development compared to peers, have emotional needs that require differentiated education programs. Asynchronous social and emotional development of gifted students often leads to identity issues. Cinematherapy can be used to help gifted students explore their identities through analysis of the actions of…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Individualized Instruction, Identification (Psychology)
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Kress, Darcie K.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Industry and authors of 21st Century Skill Frameworks are calling for student proficiency in creativity, problem-solving, innovation, collaboration, and communication skills. This project involved 13 fifth grade gifted students in inventing products for a specified audience with a set of given materials, time limit, and topic constraints. The…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 5, Creativity, Student Developed Materials
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McCartney, Elizabeth; Mochal, Catherine; Boyd, Victoria; Montgomery, Sarah E. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
This study explores the integration of the arts into the teaching of science nonfiction texts during literacy instruction. Sixty-one elementary students (15 second graders, 25 third graders, and 21 fifth graders) attending schools of differing socio-economic levels participated in this study. The study examined the effects of arts-integration on…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nonfiction, Teaching Methods
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Weber, Carolyn A.; Rule, Audrey C. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2017
Curricular demands and best practices for middle school require interdisciplinary units. Arts integration can provide motivation and a new pathway to learning. This unit focused on inquiry into the natural history of artifacts and rocks recovered from the exposed subsoil of an area near Cedar Falls, Iowa that had been bulldozed as part of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education
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Borsay, Kyrie D.; Foss, Page – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study is an exploration of several lessons on sound taught to third grade students using one of the Next Generation Science Standards (3-5-ETS1) and arts integration. A counterbalanced, pretest- posttest- distal posttest design experiment was conducted to compare student knowledge and attitudes between the control and experimental conditions.…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Pretests Posttests
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Perkins, Leann M.; Stoycheva, Dessy – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical lesson on greenhouses implements standards of the Next Generation Science Standards ("K-2 ETS I-2"; "K-LS1-1") and the preschool objectives from the Teaching Strategies GOLD. Teaching Strategies GOLD is an assessment tool available online and in print that can be used with any developmentally appropriate early…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Gardening, Art Activities, Science Education
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Rule, Audrey C.; Atwood-Blaine, Dana; Edwards, Clayton M.; Gordon, Mindy M. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
Creativity is essential for solving problems in the workplace, natural environment, and everyday life, necessitating that creativity be nurtured in schools. Identification of factors that intrinsically motivate students to learn difficult or initially unappealing content is also important. This project, in which 24 racially diverse fifth grade…
Descriptors: Females, Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Creativity
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Anderson, Andrea E.; Meier, Jessica A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical article presents activities that support previous research suggesting the integration of art with science is beneficial to the learning and cooperative processes of children. The project showcased here highlights the ability of elementary school children to collaborate with their peers for problem solving and critical thinking…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Art Activities, Science Education, Cooperative Learning
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Hussain, Mahjabeen; Carignan, Anastasia – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study explores to what extent the SCAMPER (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Rearrange) technique combined with animal adaptation ideas learned through form and function analogy activities can help fourth graders generate creative ideas while augmenting their inventiveness. The sample consisted of 24…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Animals, Animation
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Carignan, Anastasia; Hussain, Mahjabeen – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
In this practical arts-integrated science and engineering lesson, an inquiry-based approach was adopted to teach a class of fourth graders in a Midwest elementary school about the scientific concepts of plate tectonics and earthquakes. Lessons were prepared following the 5 E instructional model. Next Generation Science Standards (4-ESS3-2) and the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science
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Smith, Brandy A.; Cline, Jane E. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study considered how arts integration impacted preschoolers concerning the students' acquisition, understanding, and retention of information about animal habitats. This current investigation used control and experimental conditions to determine the effects of art integration during students' block building of animal habitats and their…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Animals, Wildlife, Art Activities
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Kirkland Holmes, Gloria; Logan, Stephanie R.; Alert, Andrea L.; Mason, Cynthia A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This study examined the self-efficacy in science, art, dance, and music; attitudes concerning contributions of people of various ethnic/cultural groups; and science learning of students involved in an after-school arts-integrated science enrichment project. Students dramatized three traditional animal legends from African, Native American, and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Enrichment Activities
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Gray, Phyllis; Rule, Audrey C.; Gentzsch, Anneliese; Tallakson, Denise A. – Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions, 2016
This practical article describes an arts-integrated project with engineering design and science concepts from the Next Generation Science Standards, art principles from the National Arts Standards, as well as ideas under the theme of "Culture" from the National Council for the Social Studies Standards. Preservice teachers in an…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Puppetry, Elementary School Science, Methods Courses
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