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Lesson Plans

The close relationship between art and science.

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Fri, 30 Jan 1998 11:40:24 -0800 (PST)

Hi all!

I am a self employed art teacher. Recently I have finished up an elementary level course combining art with science--incorporating chemistry, physics and earth science. It was WONDERFUL!~I learned just as much (probably more!) than the kids. I have some more ideas and would like to create a second level to this course but I don't have enough material to cover the four weeks (each class is two hours long and FAST paced.) If anyone out there has ideas in this area I would be grateful to hear about them. And anyone interested in creating a science/art unit just let me know--I'd be happy to share what I've already done.

These are some science concepts we've explored through art already: Properties of liquids (Surface tension, adhesion, capillary action, viscosity), natural dyes, Chemical reaction (how substances change when combined), Scientific discovery practices (chromotography, various secret codes), Solar power, Properties of light...

I think there were a few more--can't recall them. But anyway--you get the idea.

Hope to hear ideas from of you soon!