The Picturing to Learn project helps undergraduate students learn science by illustrating the science to high schoolers.
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Courtesy of Kara Culligan and Eunji Chung, Harvard University; Lina Garcia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Picture This: Explaining Science Through Drawings
News story originally written on April 28, 2008
Could you explain science with a drawing? That's what a group of college students has been doing.
They are not just doodling in their notebooks. Their drawings are part of Picturing to Learn, a project funded by the National Science Foundation. And their artwork is helping high school students learn about science.
The students making pictures are taking physics, biology, and chemistry classes at their colleges. To draw the pictures they have to understand the science. Many of their drawings bring scientific concepts to life in interesting new ways – even with cartoons and stick figures. Workshops are also getting science and art students working together to take their pictures that explain science to the next level.
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