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Past Thinking through Drawing symposia 

2012 Thinking through Drawing: Drawing in STEAM Thinking through Drawing 2012. The event brought together artists, educators, scientists, medical practitioners, philosophers, engineers, computer scientists, and more, to examine the uses of drawing across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. A highlight of the symposium was the practical emphasis, with communal drawings on walls and floors, …

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The Role of Drawing in Kindergarteners’ Science Observations 

A nice study: Although some scientists believe that scientific observation skills are discipline-specific, public school science curricula for many American states require teachers to begin teaching children to observe scientific phenomena in kindergarten. This study examines the role that drawing played as 15 kindergarteners drew their observations of live animals in the classroom and then …

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Austin’s Butterfly 

This link was shared with us by Rhonda Berkower at The Conservatory Lab Charter School in Boston, a "Drawing across the Curriculum" participating school--  its a wonderful example of how Expeditionary Learning Schools use multiple drafts and peer critique to cultivate excellence Austin's Butterfly video A series of drafts of a scientific illustration of a …

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Drawing through a Microscope 

This is a wonderful example of  seamless art/science integration, designed by  Drawing Across the Curriculum  participating teacher, Michael Anderson at Escuela Campo Alegre, in Caracas, Venezuela. Art Through a Microscope (click  here to see slideshow of student work) Science 6 As part of their Cell Biology unit, sixth-grade students work with the microscope to study …

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