In what creative ways can educators cultivate ingenuity? This article features ten STEAM picture books and their possibilities in the art room and beyond. It equips educators to take on STEAM armed with engaging and inspiring picture books that foster creativity, inventiveness, and more while inspiring students to create, experiment, problem-solve, and construct. There is a focus on one substantive, integrated Art and Science lesson built on the provocative book Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian written by Margarita Engle and illustrated by Julie Paschkis. Readers will leave with one complete STEAM challenge-based lesson plan informed by this book and nine transdisciplinary student-centered seed strategies based on nine other ingenious STEAM picture books. Each STEAM lesson has a contemporary artist connection and focuses on the Studio Habits of Mind.
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Hovanec, Julia L.
"Cultivating Ingenuity in Art through STEAM Picture Books,"
The STEAM Journal:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/steam/vol5/iss1/14