Bottle Rockets and Other Educational Crafts

It's common for children to make arts and crafts as a way of learning about the world. In science class, kids might make their own colorful tornado from two soda bottles. A high school chemistry lab can use homemade rock candy to teach about evaporation...

Arts-Concerned Californians Are Speaking Up!

    Today, the Trump Administration announced its proposed budget for FY2018.  As feared, it has taken the unprecedented action of calling for the entire elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the Corporation for...

STEAM @ the 2017 San Diego County Fair

Summer Steam Maker Festival This one day event will move to the Arena this year on June 14 and is put on in collaboration Steam Maker Workshop. Kids get to take a free field trip to the Fair, attend the festival and explore all other educational...

High Notes: The Case for Music Education — The STEAM Channel

Students, administrators and academic researchers demonstrate the value of learning music in school as they show improvements in English and Math test scores, class attendance rates, cognitive development, self-esteem and the ability to work with others. Featured are Francisco Escobedo, the superintendent of the Chula...

Design Thinking Takes Center Stage

By John M. Eger John M. Eger, Van Deerlin Endowed Chair of Communications and Public Policy is also the Inaugural Zahn Professor of Creativity and Innovation, and Director of the Creative Economy Initiative at San Diego State University (SDSU). The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU))...

A young Picasso or Beethoven could be the next Edison

Good news for parents: Those piano lessons or random toy parts littering your floors may one day lead to the next scientific breakthrough. That’s according to new Michigan State University research linking childhood participation in arts and crafts activities to patents generated and businesses launched as adults. In...