Science and Art

I was recently reading the July/August, 2020 issue of “Science and Children” a publication of the National Science Teaching Association.  In this issue, I read the “Science 101“ column written by Matt Bobrowsky.  His article was entitled “What’s a Fun Activity that Combines Science with Art?”

There are many connections between science and art, and one of the easiest to investigate, in school or at home, has to do with color.  The investigation works with coffee filter strips labeled with a black marker.  The coffee filters are then placed in water and the colors from the marker separate in the filter paper.  This investigation lets us see that there are different colors in a substance, such as tree leaves, which turn different colors in the fall.


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