Science Meets Art, STEAM Results

by Morgan Jarema

Stephanie Cionca stood in front of a class of fifth-graders and set up an exercise aimed at figuring out how much water they would need to add to one cup of plaster of Paris to get a perfectly pasty result. Then try to figure out if the reaction between the two ingredients is chemical or physical. "I thought we were in art," said student Rohan Bennett. "That's the point," Cionca said. "We need to know math and science in art"...