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February Volume 70 Number 5 Creativity Now! Suppose you have a talented child with a profound interest in science. This child has a choice of going to an academically elite high school or to a high school where the curriculum focuses on training mechanics, carpenters, and designers.
Where do you send her? It's a no-brainer, right? To the academically elite high school. Except that Walter Alvarez, a doctor and physiologist of some renown, decided to send his scientifically talented son, Luis, to an arts and crafts school where Luis took industrial drawing and woodworking instead of calculus.
Luis Alvarez won the Nobel Prize in physics in He attributed his success to an uncanny ability to visualize and build almost any kind of experimental apparatus he could imagine Alvarez, Suppose you have a baby Einstein.
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The question is, would you know it? After all, Einstein was certainly not a standout in his mathematics and physics classes. Yet he also ended up with a Nobel Prize.
So what were his special talents? One was clearly an ability to visualize concepts in his mind, a talent that was fostered by Aargau Cantonal School in Switzerland, where he completed his secondary education. Based on Johann Pestalozzi's philosophy of education, the school encouraged individual differences, sense perception, visualization, and modeling, all developed through a student's self-directed activity.
One outcome of this training was Einstein's habit of imagining himself riding a light beam or falling in an elevator at the speed of light, the basis of thought experiments that yielded his revolutionary insights.
Another outcome was his facility with devices, which he developed further as a patent examiner and through several inventions of his own.
Einstein also melded a talent for music with his thinking. As he put it, "The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition. My parents had me study the violin from the time I was 6.
My new discovery is the result of musical perception" Suzuki,p.
And what about the Swedish biochemist Hans von Euler-Chelpin? He was a direct descendant of the Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler; Hans's science-centered family may not have been too happy when he focused on fine arts in college. What they couldn't foresee was that his painting classes would introduce him to experiments in color theory carried out by physicist Ogden Rood and chemist Wilhelm Ostwald.
Amateur painters themselves, both Rood and Ostwald had discovered through their artistic avocations that many phenomena concerning the optical and chemical properties of colored materials were complete mysteries.
Fascinated by the scientific questions involved, von Euler-Chelpin began taking chemistry and physics classes. Twenty years later, inhe won the Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Crucial—But Overlooked There's a pattern here. As exemplars of the highest order, Alvarez, Einstein, and von Euler-Chelpin highlight the often overlooked, yet unexpectedly widespread and profoundly important interactions that occur among the arts, crafts, and sciences.
These scientists carry the banner for arts-infused science education.In the ABC Writing Practice Book you'll find capital and small letters pre-filled in a light, grey color as a guide to help write letters.
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