This is a great piece from Forbes about the importance of creativity in science. Not just in having ideas and thinking about a problem differently, but in the way we communicate. It’s an example of STEAM learning; of weaving arts into our understanding of science through stories.
Stories are as old as humanity itself; they’re the way that we tell each other who we are and where we come from. We can go to places that we wouldn’t otherwise and learn something new.
They’re are crucial in science too, otherwise it’s just a stream of facts. We need to sew them – our findings, our research, our questions – together with language to communicate our ideas.
Science is a story, it has a beginning, middle and end in the form of a hypothesis, evidence and conclusions. And the way we inspire and teach is to make this relevant with stories.