Connecting Art and Science

Connecting Art and Science. It saddens me to see how the Arts are not fully appreciated in schools in Malaysia. In an interview with SPM students, they expressed their wish for the discrimination against Arts stream students to end. They wanted to be able to do the Arts and Sciences together, without the usual attitude that those who do the Arts are less able, less intelligent!!! Fortunately we also know that there is a strong focus on STEAM (with Arts) included as the realisation that innovation and creative design also requires Arts disciplines.

Now, here is a great link to NASA resources for teachers and a whole programme that links NASA, space exploration and science. Free, downloadable ppts, videos, lesson plans and examples of student work. Just imagine your students’ excitement. This could even be a co-curriculum activity for your students over a number of weeks. Include in that a visit to the planetarium, design thinking/PBS together with the Science and language teachers and this could be an amazing programme.