Science and art are everywhere, and the interdependence of the subjects is undeniable. The Science in the Arts Challenge has been created to encourage high school students to consider, research, and present information about relationships between the two seemingly different subjects. This year’s Science in the Arts Challenge will be at the Charleston Civic Center during the West Virginia Social Studies Fair on Friday, April 27, 2018.
High school students may submit an entry for a visual arts product which they have created to represent Science in the Arts. Students must create a two- to three-minute video presentation that shows a timeline or tells the story of the artwork being created. In the video, the student should explain why the piece was selected to represent Science in the Arts, what the piece means to the student personally, and how science was used to create the art or the materials used to create the artwork; see the 2018 Science in the Arts Challenge Rules and 2018 Science in the Arts Challenge Rubric. The video must include the student creating the visual artwork and the student explaining the science process used to create an artwork and/or demonstrating an understanding the science of the materials used to create the artwork.
A $200 prize will be awarded to the student who wins the 2018 Science in the Arts Challenge. The art teacher and the science teacher of the winning student will each receive a $100 prize to be used to purchase supplies for their classrooms. An online application must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018.
If you have questions about Science In the Arts Challenge submissions, please contact Science Coordinator Robin Sizemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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