A teaching artist, teachers, and 200 kids teamed up to create a sculpture in an effort to encourage interest in STEAM subjects.
“This is a big STEAM project in Jamestown,” Tressler said. “It may be the biggest in the state at the elementary level. The students learn about the science and they learn about the art. And then the two are combined, or integrated, into a rich and deep learning experience.”
The project is made possible by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts. Teachers joined with one another to write teacher incentive grants for up to $600 apiece to the North Dakota Council on the Arts.
The arts-integrated project includes three science lessons, two art lessons and an art and science lesson, or event, based on the science of glass