ERIC Number: ED404146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Art and Science Connection: Hands-on Activities for Intermediate Students.
Most people think that the artist and the scientist live in two totally different worlds. However, art and science are only two different ways of understanding and knowing the world. To help intermediate students make a connection between art and science, a collection of hands-on activities have been developed. By engaging in these activities that integrate art and science, students learn a variety of ways through which they can understand the world. They learn to bring creativity and insight to the discipline of science, and method and order to the discipline of art. The focus of these activities are the following three themes: structure (10 lessons on describing structure; solids; liquids; surface tension; loam and clay; backyard creatures; fish printing; muscles, tendons, bones, and joints; roots and shoots; and flowers); interactions (13 lessons on color combination; water-interactions; crime-solving chemistry; capillary action; paper chromatography; crystals; inventing a better chalk; and acids and bases); and energy (7 lessons on energy: lines of expression; gravity; wind; reflection; refraction; afterimages and animation; and designing a desert house). Eight appendixes include tips for working with art and science materials, safety precautions, a glossary, and additional resources. (ZWH)
Descriptors: Art Education, Hands on Science, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Science Activities, Science Education
Addison-Wesley Distribution Center, 5851 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For primary student activities, see SE 055 138.