Light, Color and Art Activities

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In this day and age of video games and television, children are spending much less time entertaining themselves with drawing and other craft activities that were once standard fare for their parents. "Arty Facts" will entice kids to be more creative. This collection not only includes a wide variety of art projects, but also ties them to the science of light and color. As one who remembers the first color wheel I ever created in kindergarten, these activities can have long lasting impact on a child's life. The first project is to make a mosaic with small squares of construction paper. This is preceded with a discussion of primary colors, how colors are mixed and the difference between colors for print and colors of light. The sun is the source of all light on Earth, and the second project is to make a sundial. The accompanying photo shows a beautifully painted sundial decorated with a bright orange sun. Reflections are explored by gluing sequins all over a small ball. It's always nice to see instructions for making a kaleidoscope that are easy enough for younger students to follow. This is a collection of art/science activities that are relatively easy to do with great results. Part of the "Arty Facts" series. 2002, Crabtree Publishing,
— Kristin Harris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780778711421
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Arty Facts Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Bright colors 4
Sunshine 6
Silvery shades 8
Reflections 10
Metallic gleam 12
Skylights 14
Flashing neons 16
Black and white 18
Invisible rays 20
I spy 22
Shadowy shapes 24
Laser beams 26
Tints and dyes 28
Dots and pixels 30
Floating bubbles 32
Firecrackers 34
Color and mood 36
Rolls of film 38
Magic glass 40
Clear crystals 42
Lamps and lanterns 44
Glossary 46
Index 47
Materials guide 48
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