We know that the traditional boundaries between subject disciplines are somewhat artificial, there is both art in science and science in art. This, of course, is one of the basic tenets of the ‘S.T.E.A.M’ movement.
The ‘Science Exposed‘ initiative by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is a great resource that you can use with your students to inspire them and help make those connections between art and science. It has some amazing images generated by cutting-edge researchers in a wide range of research areas.
One potential use for these images is to use them as ‘anchors’ to elicit student’s thinking. This process is well described on the excellent ‘Ambitious Science Teaching‘ site. Other great thinking prompts can be found in my earlier post about ‘phenomena’.
As a bonus, the site also provides all of these images for download in different wallpaper formats for your desktop.
Many thanks to my good friend Katherine Davey for bringing this to my attention.