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Science Resources

Explore how art influences the scientific world (and the science behind the art). Learn about the lives of butterflies through dance, use mobiles to recreate the solar system, and discover the colorful world pulsing inside our own cells.

Grade 5 Lesson
Viewing mobiles created by sculptor Alexander Calder, students learn about the function and form of levers
Grades K-2 Lesson
Pre-readers are introduced to animal habitats through story, song, and dramatic play using children’s books
Grades 3-4 Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the brass family
Grades K-2 Lesson
Create an original dance that communicates the stages of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will identify elements of myth and examine how myths help to explain nature and science
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students will examine paintings depicting different types of weather
Grades 3-4 Lesson
In this lesson students will explore the concepts behind the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle slogan through theater
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students will gain an understanding of the components of an animal cell.
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Cells carry on the many functions needed to sustain life. This lesson illustrates the process of mitosis in yeast
Grades 6-8 Lesson
In this lesson, students use calculation to predict the number of cells that result from a series of cell divisions
Grades K-2 Lesson
In this lesson, students experience rain through several activities, experiments, reading, and performing
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students read poems and watch films about mountain creation and formation
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students explore a virtual ocean with their five senses and capture the sensory experience by writing haiku
Grades 9-12 Lesson
A wide variety of science concepts can be explored through the study of fireworks
Grades 3-4 Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the percussion family
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students explore the solar system through experimentation of mobile design in the style of Alexander Calder
Grades 9-12 Lesson
Study the work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang and performance-oriented art
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Using shadow puppets and plays, students will learn how light interacts with matter
Grades 3-4 Lesson
In this lesson, students explore how pitch is altered based on the width and length of the string
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students grow both sunflowers, and their knowledge of science and art
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students create movement patterns that relay information about the human body
Grade 5 Lesson
Students will explore the use of trees in paintings and poetry
Grade 5 Lesson
This lesson introduces the expanding and condensing properties of air masses and the unequal heating of Earth as the force behind the wind
Grades 3-4 Lesson
In this lesson students will explore the world of gray whales
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students are introduced to characteristics of the wind through poetry and van Gogh’s paintings
Grades 3-4 Lesson
This lesson introduces students to the instruments of the woodwind family
Article
How to get started blending arts, sciences, math, and technology in your classroom and curriculum
Article
Four arts-related science fair projects for your child to consider
Article
Ideas for making the most of a visit to an art museum
Series
From stage lighting to pointe shoes, discover the technology that makes creating art possible
Series
Music, emotions, and imagination have gone together since the first cave dweller banged on a rock - science helps us understand why
Connections
From the lab to the band room—find real-life examples of science concepts in music
Audio Series
This series looks at the way music and outer space connect
Video Series
"The Human Jungle Gym" brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle, and merriment
Video
Architect Tadao Ando explores sustainability and the environment
Video
Japan's robots are at once amazing works of art and fantastic feats of engineering
This Day in the Arts
February 03, 1904: Ron McNair plays the saxophone in space
This Day in the Arts
April 15, 1452: Leonardo da Vinci is born in Florence, Italy
This Day in the Arts
May 02, 1986: The first 3-D IMAX film is shown
This Day in the Arts
September 03, 1969: The last episode of the original Star Trek series airs on television
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