Tableau is French for “picture”.  Tableau is drama technique that has the performer attempt to convey as much descriptive information to the audience as possible in a single frozen scene.  Coupled with a science standard, this theatrical art technique can be either used to help students develop deeper understanding of a concept or used to challenge students to demonstrate their mastery.  All four C’s of 21st Century Skills are embedded in such a STEAM activity.  Take a look at this model demonstration lesson addressing GPS Science standard S4L1 and S4L2 through the use of tableau by one of partners at ArtsNow.  A downloadable curriculum guide is also included for your viewing.