Science Arts: Exploring Science Through Hands-On Art Projects (Bright Ideas for Learning)
Often times we think of art and science as completely separate, they come from two different parts of our brain; however, the two go hand in hand. Children can learn basic science concepts while exploring with a variety of art materials and processes. This book will help children learn about water & air, light & sight, motion & energy, reaction & matter, and nature & earth in a very hands-on, artistic way. Every activity is one page and icons identify appropriate activities for different ages, the art technique used, the amount of planning and preparation needed, author's favorite, the most suitable season, and more. For example, make an invisible design using oil and water. Your design is visible when held up to light. For every art activity, there is a simple science explanation that should make sense to children - oil and water don't mix, they are insoluble. This book serves double-duty as an art book and a science book. You could use this with unit studies or even as your science/art curriculum for younger grades. Science doesn't always have to be formal or come from a set curriculum - this book would be a perfect alternative! 141 pgs. p/b. ~ Donna
"ScienceArts" builds upon natural curiosity as children experience and explore basic science concepts as they create over 200 beautiful and amazing art experiments. Projects use common household materials and art supplies. The art activities are open-ended and easy to do with one science-art experiment per page, fully illustrated and kid-tested. The book inclues three indexes and an innovative charted Table of Contents. Suitable for home, school, museum programs, or childcare, all ages. Kids call this the "ooo-ahhh" book.