GROW! Learn about photosynthesis through music, yoga and mindfulness

GROW! Learn about photosynthesis through music, yoga and mindfulness

Spring is here...finally! We have braved the long winter. Now the snow melts, the air warms and the ground softens as it prepares for new life. This is the perfect time of year to focus on plants: they are our earthly partners in breathing and the stability of our ecosystem.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein

This month, in classrooms across NYC, children will be learning about plants. Read on for some ideas about how to explore Photosynthesis using music, yoga and imagination as we continue our series on the integration of science, music, movement and mindfulness.

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Water, water everywhere: Learn the Water Cycle through music, yoga and mindfulness

Water, water everywhere: Learn the Water Cycle through music, yoga and mindfulness

Often we view curriculum as either/or...either arts-focused or science-focused, music vs technology, hard vs soft skills. The reality is much less binary.

Many of the skills we learn in music have applications in math. Creativity honed in arts education encourages scientific discovery and the ability to think outside the box. Complex concepts are better understood and retained if we can make them tangible through physical movement, or manipulate them in a play environment.

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