Inquiry science with young learners is an excellent topic to explore through different interdisciplinary angles, including math, reading, and even art. Reading and math may seem the most obvious subjects to highlight when exploring science concepts, but there are ways to integrate art into science learning that are just as valuable.
Inquiry science is a self-driven exploration of the world around young children. Art offers creative expression of their experiences. Art can be used in three distinct ways in the classroom to enhance science learning:
The school year is coming to a close! You are probably focused on your upcoming day of relaxation, or perhaps transitioning into your summer job. With the pressure of the daily grind off your shoulders — while a short, and let's be honest, precious time — summer is a great time to just relax and decompress from the school year.
Recently, I was looking through pictures taken by Science in Pre-K teachers from 2009 through 2012 that captured various moments of science learning in their classrooms. The pictures had very common threads that connected them. There are lots of pictures of very tall towers, and pictures of students gathered around water tables. There are also many pictures of students visiting the National Air and Space Museum. But I am most fascinated by how unique the images are. Each classroom had different stories to tell in learning about science.