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Colors of Nature

On a mission to showcase that creativity is inherent to the STEM field, Colors of Nature uses art-based activities to explore "the intersection of Art and Science." While some of the project's work involved in-person outreach through "public science cafes," readers can still enjoy the online offerings. On the Educator Resources page, visitors can download four different resource kits: "Science and Art Core Practices," "Chemistry and Art," "Biology and Art," and "Optics and Art." Each kit uses STEAM principles to demonstrate connections between the worlds of art and science and comes with guiding questions and activities for educators. For example, Kit 1 introduces students to Suminagashi, "a traditional Japanese marbling technique," and uses it to explore the importance of observation, experimentation, and persevering through mistakes. The project is a collaboration between the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, and the University of Washington Bothell, with support from the National Science Foundation.
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2020-07-31
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