This practical article presents activities that support previous research suggesting the integration of art with science is beneficial to the learning and cooperative processes of children. The project showcased here highlights the ability of elementary school children to collaborate with their peers for problem solving and critical thinking through the artistic use of observation and sketching. This article discusses effective lesson activities in which students combined art and science by creating and cultivating a butterfly garden on the school’s property.
Anderson, A. E., & Meier, J. A. (2016). Second graders beautify for butterflies. Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Construction, 1(2), 23-32.