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integrating science with liberal arts

Integrating Science with Liberal Arts

Presented by

Roula Mareskes &

Sang Yeon Kim

science and language arts
Science and language arts
  • Literature forms a bridge between the abstract and concrete.
the tools of scientific inquiry
The tools of scientific inquiry
  • Observation
  • Communication
  • Measurement
  • Prediction
  • Inference

Help the process of learning, reflect the objectives of science, and help students discover answers.

basic reading strategies
Basic Reading Strategies
  • Observation
  • Comparison and contrast
  • Detection of cause and effect
  • Conclusion
  • Sequence
  • Judgment and analogy
  • Evaluation

Are important to science

science and reading help students to
Science and Reading Help Students to:
  • Reason
  • Link various areas of knowledge
  • Identify relationships
concepts learned in
Concepts Learned in:
  • Reading fiction
  • Biography
  • Newspapers
  • Other narrative stories

Provide the impetus for scientific research and experimentation

literature teaches
Literature Teaches:
  • Problem solving
  • Observation skills
  • Creative writing
  • Vocabulary
reading activities
Read aloud novels

Example: Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

Science Area: Earth Science





Reading Activities
environmental concepts
Environmental Concepts:
  • Destruction of man-make environment by natural forces
  • Power of nature
  • Relationships of people to the environment
general concepts
General Concepts:
  • Preparing for a storm
  • Survival
  • Reactions of people to disaster
  • Aftermath of a disaster
  • Reconstructing a way of life
  • Use the World Almanac to find places which tornadoes hit the worst
  • Using Night of the Twisters and your own knowledge, work with your class to create an emergency plan
  • Simulate a tornado by creating a vortex in a soda bottle
writing activities create acronyms to form a series of words
Writing ActivitiesCreate Acronyms to Form a Series of Words
  • Temperature rising
  • Wind gusting
  • Ice forming
  • Storm warning
  • Tornado striking
  • Electricity zip-zagging
  • Rain torrents beating down
drama and media
Drama and Media
  • Pantomime events
  • Role play part of the story
  • Act out
entertaining media can enhance science learning
Entertaining Media Can Enhance Science Learning
  • Identify facts and violations
  • Underscore the everyday relevance to our lives
  • Provide science experiences in a more realistic context
example which paper towel works best
Example: “Which Paper Towel Works Best?”
  • Steps of the Scientific Method
    • Question
    • Research
    • Hypothesis
    • Procedure
    • Results
    • Conclusion
application of visual arts to enrich the study of science
Application of Visual Arts to Enrich the Study of Science
  • By integrating art with science,
  • Students learn to:
    • understand the world in various ways
    • appreciate the natural world and the wonders of life
example twirling colored disks
Example:Twirling Colored Disks
  • Students can learn:
    • Science concept – inertia, laws of motion
    • Art concept – color mixing
recommendations of the american for the advancement of science aaas
Recommendations of The American for theAdvancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Emphasize the importance of understanding the concepts rather than memorizing facts
  • Organize themes of art lessons around:
    • Structure
    • Interactions
    • Energy
integrate to the concept of science
Integrate to the Concept of Science
  • Life science
  • Earth science
  • Physical science
integrating u s map activities with science
Integrating U.S. Map Activities with Science
  • Louisiana Purchase and Western Exploration
    • Science Area:
      • Earth science
        • Weather
        • water cycle
        • Movement of the earth
mining regions of the old west
Mining Regions of the Old West
  • Connect with:
    • Earth science
      • Concepts:
        • Soil formation
        • Types of rocks
integrating music with science
Integrating Music with Science
  • Students learn to sing songs
  • Play musical instruments

-Science Area: physical science

-Students can:

  • Describe and compare types of sound
  • Causes of sound
experiment with sound
Experiment with Sound
  • While singing, students can:
    • Feel their vocal cords vibrating
    • Slow vibration when they sing in low voice
    • Harder vibration when they sing high
learning about health through science
Learning about Health Through Science
  • What do scientists do when there is an unexplained outbreak of illness in a particular location?
  • How and why do over-the-counter medications differ in reducing pain?
  • How reliable are various pregnancy prevention methods.
  • How can information based on scientific findings be used to advocate for health
  • How can the science of psychology be used to prevent the spread of HIV?
  • Butzow, Carol M. Intermediate Science Through Children’s Literature. Teacher Ideas Press, 1994.
  • Churchil, Richard E. U.S. History Map Activities. J. Weston, 1987.
  • Ervin, Mickelsen Barbara. Making Connection: Interdisciplinary Art Activities. Walch, 1998.
  • Freedman, Robin Lee Harris. Science and Writing Connections. Dale Seymour Publications, 1999.
  • Tolley, Kimberley. The Arts and Science Connection. Addison-Wesley, 1994.