Combined art and science as a communication pathway in a pri
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TitleCombined art and science as a communication pathway in a primary school setting: Paper and iceAbstractA hybrid combination of art and science is used to communicate science in a primary school setting. The purpose of the work is to enhance student awareness of the science behind understanding the global climate system with a focus on the cryosphere. An experiment in communicating science is conducted by taking the collaborative experiences of a professional artist and scientist, which are then combined and projected onto an ostensibly everyday primary school classroom project. The tangible end result is a stand-alone contemporary art work that then is the focal point of community-based promotion of the science and creativity involved. A range of qualitative evaluation elements suggest that the approach does improve student engagement with the scientific approach and reduces the studentÅ› uncertainty about what science is.AcknowledgementsThe authors wish to thank Katharine Allard, Brett Grant and Natalie Robinson for their assistance. The work was made possible through support from NIWA, Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund, the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute (NZARI), Wellington City Council Creative Communities and Christchurch City Council for IcefestNZ 2014. We also thank the staff and students of Miramar Central, Plateau and Wadestown Primary Schools.
TypeArticleCitationO'Connor, G. and Stevens, C. (2015). Combined art and science as a communication pathway in a primary school setting: Paper and ice. Journal of Science Communication, 14(4)
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