Science is everything, art can help us understand that. Avicenna mentioned to me the other week about finding ways to teach science through art, and I thought it was a great idea. Because it caters to a wider number of people, particularly kids. Kids are important because they are our future; our engineers, teachers, musicians, politicians and voters.
I believe that using art as a medium we would be able to get even more people involved in the wonders of science by painting, sculpting, cooking and other various forms to help make science more interesting again. Awesomely enough, many people and organizations have started to emphasize on this great method.
Beginning at the university level with the Art & Science Journal that is based in Ottawa, Canada, is a journal ran by students from UOttawa, where it displays how “the worlds of art and science collide”. By comprehension of science through a means of art, it also helps children, specifically those with learning disabilities mater concepts in science.
For a direct example, students are trying to understand simple machines, instead of talking at them and throwing a dull textbook in their face, instead they could look at Leonardo Da Vinci’s inventions and discuss and analyze them. It is imperative we use a vector such as the arts to teach concepts of science so that our future understands and appreciates both the arts and sciences. So how do they relate? Well, they both are fueled by discovery. Using art as a comprehension tool, I trust that our youth will be able to get science as well as the world around them.
I also deem that our youngsters would be more able to use that newfound information and more efficiently apply it to very real situations. Most importantly, to spark curiosity again towards the world around us in the most inspiring ways. I know I am speaking of only benefits of ideas, but I also need to acknowledge any worries that my be aroused with this suggestion. I understand this will cost money and it is a very different non-standardized way of learning.
However, I do know that if we as grown-ups invest in our youth’s education very early on, we would not have to scramble about getting our apathetic adolescents to become interested in science and the arts again when our country is regressing. Also with the new approach on education could also be an component of concern because it would be more difficult to “track their progress”.Another counterpoint, we should not teach our children for the sake of remaining constant, we should teach the information the most creative, motivating, accurate way we can in order to prepare them to apply new solutions to old and new problems, to have a fresh mind work on these problems to something much greater than that, prevention. So my friends, I am asking you, take your kids to art galleries,art classes, embrace them in all of their eagerness to learn about this world they were put on, and check out ways you can combine art and sciences together!