Comments On Singing Scientific-Science Through the Arts


“I thank you for engaging in the important work of true citizenship. Thank you for daring to innovate, for dreaming big, and for finding ways to create a better tomorrow.”
-Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

“I was pleased to hear of your efforts to address the growing set of environmental and climate challenges we face. The foundation laid at home and in our schools, including how we teach basic science and arts, is a crucial component in our response.”

“I would like to wish you all the best in your work to promote science learning through the arts which I believe will make a great contribution to current and future generations.”
-Dr. Yabrudy, Vice President, World Bank, Sustainable Development

“You obviously have developed a very creative, innovative and invigorating approach to science education via music and the visual arts, and you are to be commended on this effort.”
-Dr. Brody, President, Salk Foundation

“Singing Scientific does indeed seem an innovative and interactive proposal. I certainly wish you success with it.”
-David Attenborough, Britain’s best known natural history filmmaker

“Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.
It’s vital to discuss issues that are important to us, and I appreciate your ideas. Together, we can build a more prosperous and peaceful world.”
-Former President of the United States William Jefferson Clinton

“While Mr. Hancock is currently wrapped up with a number of projects, this sounds like something that I may want to raise with him somewhere down the line.”
-Herbie Hancock manager Marc Allan

“The artwork is truly impressive! Admirable work.”
-Bruce Rosenblum, Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, author of Quantum Enigma - Physics Encounters Consciousness

“You have a worthy project Steven. I need some Science literacy myself!”
-John Beastly manager Lorna Chui

 

Other quotes related to Science Arts Integration:


“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.”
–Plato

“Music gives us a language that cuts across the disciplines, helps us to see the connections and brings a more coherent meaning to our world.”
–Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation

"We have this window of opportunity; we have a chance to make something real happen. Something possible happen, to live beyond our fear - think about that, and help us. Help lift us up, help us fight this fight to change, - transform - this country in a fundamental way. This chance won't come around again."
–Michelle Obama

“It's time to bend the arc of history.”
–Dr. Kim, President, World Bank

“Man is unique not because he does science, and he is unique not because he does art, but because science and art equally are expressions of his marvelous plasticity of mind.”
–Jacob Bronowski, scientist, formally of the Salk Institute

Student comprehension and performance improvement depends upon “...how the subject can be made more familiar through the use of analogies and metaphors drawn from diverse domains; and how the core ideas of the topic can be captured not through a single symbolic language but rather through a number of complementary model languages or representations.”
–Howard Gardner, eminent Harvard Professor of Education, in his book Intelligence Reframed: Multiple intelligences for the 21st Century

Any serious application of Multiple Intelligence ideas should entail “a commitment to convey important ideas and concepts in a number of different formats. This activation of multiple intelligences holds promise of reaching many more students and also demonstrating what it means to understand a topic thoroughly and deeply.”
–Howard Gardner’s paper The 25th Anniversary of the Publication of Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences