There are many innovative programs across the country that are integrating the arts with STEM. Below are some very engaging examples that were funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
See how dance centers in Boston, MA, collaborated with TERC, MIT, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to provide embodied learning for African American and Latino students. This project included the youth working with physicists, choreographers, and educators to demonstrate their science learning and make it relevant to their lives. About the Project and NSF Project Description.
Theatre and STEM
Learn how science educators, youth development experts, and learning science educators from Boston College partnered with Watertown Children’s’ Theatre in Boston, MA, to develop plays based on relevant scientific themes. This study looked at how the youths’ science identity was affected by this project. NSF Project Description
Tech and Puppetry
Discover how to use puppet-making and performance to teach prototyping skills. These easy lessons are made available through a project partnering Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts and Georgia Tech researchers. The practitioners showed how everyday electronics can be integrated with personal expression. About the Project and NSF Project Description