STEAM - Creative Expression A collection of STEAM hands-on activities and resources that integrate creative expression including the arts (humanities, language dance, drama, music, visual arts, design and new media). Hands-on Activities Exploring the Universe: Nebula Spin Art In this activity, learners create their own colorful model nebula using paint and a spinner. Nature of Dye In this activity, learners create their own dyes and art while exploring how chemicals interact. Chemistry is Colorful In this activity, learners try to solve the mystery of which ink came from what marker by using colorful paper chromatography. Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light In this activity, learners discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image and we can use light and filters to learn more about an object. Building with Biology: Super Organisms In this activity focused on synthetic biology, learners use the engineering design process to design a single-celled organism to clean up an oil spill to learn more about synthetic biology. Exploring the Universe: Imagining Life In this activity, learners imagine extreme environments that may exist beyond Earth and create living things that could thrive there. Monster Mask In this activity, learners create a mask with a special feature: an LED bulb that lights up. Scribble Bot In this activity, learners create a toy bot with a surprising ability: it scribbles on a sheet of paper. Dough Creature In this activity, learners experiment with conductive dough to make a creature and use it to create an electrical circuit. Frankentoy In this activity, learners make a “creature” by mixing and matching different parts of toys. Automata In this activity, learners build an automaton, a moving mechanical device that imitates the movement of a human, animal, or other living thing. Frankenstein 200 Kit Hands-on activities and professional development resources that encourage creativity and reflection about responsible innovation, developed in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Watch and Create! Creativity For Sustainability In this activity, learners work together to explore their relationship with technology and examine ways to make sustainable media consumption choices. Exploring Materials - Thin Films In this activity, learners create a colorful bookmark using a super thin layer of nail polish on water. Exploring Materials - Stained-Glass Windows In this activity, learners use contact paper and colored tissue paper to create a "nanoparticle stained-glass" window. Nanoparticle Stained Glass: classroom program In this long activity, learners are introduced to the connections between art and science, with a focus on the connection between stained glass and nanotechnology. Nanoparticle Stained Glass (cart demo) In this activity, learners make a collaborative stained glass window and a take-away card with pre-made nanoparticle solutions containing silver or gold Interference Acrylics: Painting with Structural Color In this activity, learners explore structural color by comparing acrylic paint and interference acrylic paint Exploring Properties - UV Bracelets In this activity, learners use ultraviolet light to change the color of beads that contain photochromic dye. More Resources All NISE Network activities that incorporate art, music and literature HowToSmile.org activities the incorporate art and music Annual Events Arts and Cultural Celebrations National Week of Making (mid-May) https://www.weekofmaking.org Instructables https://www.instructables.com Maker Ed https://makered.org Nation of Makers https://www.nationofmakers.us NISE Network Frankenstein200 kit of activities https://www.nisenet.org/frankensteinkit NISE Network STEM activities https://www.nisenet.org/steam Visualizations Art Nano: Artists Visualizing the Nanoscale Summary of approaches for visualizing the nanoscale through a series of artistic ommissions, installations, and residencies in 2006.