Science Arts: Discovering Science through Art Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)

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Overview


"Science Arts" is a fun way for children to learn basic science concepts through easy art activities

"Science Arts" builds upon natural curiosity as children discover science concepts through art experiments. Awaken the imagination, challenge the mind, and amaze the artist and scientist within each child.

"Science Arts" activities include ...
- Crystal Bubbles
- Dancing Rabbits
- Building Beans
- Magnetic Rubbing
- Stencil Leaves
- Magic Cabbage
- Marble Sculpture
- Immiscibles
- Paint Pendulum
- ice Structures
- The Volcano
- Bottle Optics
- Erupting Colors
- Chromatography

About the creators of "ScienceArts":

MaryAnn Faubion Kohl is the award-winning author of numerous books on creativity for children. She is an internationally recognized educational and publishing consultant and keynote speaker at educational conferences. MaryAnn is a regular contributing author to "Parenting" and "Family Fun" magazines as well as numerous educational journals. Prior to founding Bright Ring Publishing, Inc. in 1985, MaryAnn was an elementary education teacher specializing in creativity, writing, and art. MaryAnn and her family live in Bellingham, Washington.

Jean Potter graduated from Edinboro University, Pennsylvania, with a BS in Early Childhood Education, and an MA in Early Childhood and Television Communications from West Virginia University. Her professional responsibilities included teaching kindergarten, coordinating and directing the early childhood education program for the West Virginia State Department of Education, and teaching at a variety of colleges and universities. More recently, Jean was the Deputy Assistant Secretary and then Acting Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education for the US Department of Education. She currently writes educational books for parents and teachers. Jean lives in Charleston, West Virginia with her husband, Thomas, and their triplets.

ART & SCIENCE PROJECTS FOR
SCHOOL • HOME • CHILDCARE
HOMESCHOOL • PRESCHOOL
CHILDREN'S MUSEUMS

ABOUT "SCIENCEARTS" ...
"ScienceArts" is a wonderful way to expose kids to science in an open, creative way."
~ Buzz Aldrin, astronaut

"Everyone of all ages will enjoy experimenting with the connection between art and science. A fun, productive book."
~ Maureen Meyer, librarian, New York Hall of Science

"ScienceArts" combines the natural excitement kids have about the world around them with the delight of creating open-ended art projects."
~ Kim Solga, editor of KidsArt magazine, and author the Art for Children series.

"What an easy way for kids to lern about the amazing principals of science through the familiar forum of art experience."
~ Lois Walker, author/columnist/TV host of Take Part for Kids

"ScienceArts" makes science FUN, makes science MEMORABLE, and will be a valuable resource for young scholars everywhere."
~ Lynn Johnston, cartoonist - "For Better or For Worse"

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"ScienceArts" is a wonderful way to expose kids to science in an open, creative way."
~ Buzz Aldrin, astronaut

"ScienceArts" makes science FUN, makes science MEMORABLE, and will be a valuable resource for young scholars everywhere."
~ Lynn Johnston, cartoonist - "For Better or For Worse"

"ScienceArts" combines the natural excitement kids have about the world around them with the delight of creating open-ended art projects."
~ Kim Solga, editor of KidsArt magazine, and author the Art for Children series.

"What an easy way for kids to lern about the amazing principals of science through the familiar forum of art experience."
~ Lois Walker, author/columnist/TV host of Take Part for Kids

"Everyone of all ages will enjoy experimenting with the connection between art and science. A fun, productive book."
~ Maureen Meyer, librarian, New York Hall of Science

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The pure joy of discovery and taking an active part in learning sets the tone for Science Arts. Lots of fun-filled experiments teach basic science concepts through easy art activities. Clear explanations, commonly found materials, and good indexes make this book a winner for parents and teachers. Each task has icons associated that identify appropriate age level, art techniques, planning and preparation required, appropriate season, etc. Winner of the 1994 Ben Franklin Award.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780935607048
  • Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Series: Bright Ideas for Learning
  • Pages: 142
  • Sales rank: 637,233
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


MaryAnn F. Kohl is the award-winning author of "Discovering Great Artists," "Mudworks," "First Art," and "Preschool Art," and 15+ titles about art for children. She lives in Bellingham, Washington. Kohl and Potter have written several books together, including "Snacktivities", "Cooking Art", and "Global Art".

Jean Potter is the author of "Science in Seconds for Kids" and "Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less," both by Wiley. Jean is the former Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the United States. She lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

TITLES BY MARYANN F KOHL-
• Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Kids in the Styles of the Great Masters
• Great American Artists for Kids: Hands-On Art Experiences in the Styles of Great American Masters
• Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators (with Potter)
• Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children
• Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough & Modeling Experiences
• Mudworks Bilingual: same as Mudworks, in both Spanish & English ebook only
• ScienceArts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (with Potter)
• Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids
• Preschool Art: It’s the Process, Not the Product
• First Art: Art for Toddlers and Two’s
• MathArts: Discovering Math Through Art Experiences
• Cooking Art: Edible Art for Kids (with Potter)
• Global Art: Activities, Projects, & Inventions from Around the Word (with Potter)
• Making Make-Believe: Props, Costumes & Creative Play Ideas
* Art with Anything: 52 Weeks of Fun with Everyday Stuff

TITLES BY JEAN POTTER -
• Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• Nature in a Nutshell for Kids: Over 100 Activities You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• Science in Seconds with Toys: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• Science in Seconds at the Beach: Exciting Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less
• ScienceArts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences (with Kohl)
• Global Art: Activities, Projects, & Inventions from Around the World (with Kohl)
• Cooking Art: Easy Edible Art for Kids (with Kohl)
• Storybook Art: Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of 100 Great Picture Book Illustrators (with Kohl)

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INTRODUCTION

ScienceArts provides children with an exciting opportunity to learn basic science
concepts through art experiences. Children ages three through ten can explore the handson
activities in each ScienceArts experiment. While exploring with art materials, children
also experience basic science concepts.

Children explore, manipulate, and discover art and science as an intertwined process
rather than a final product. Thus the product becomes an outcome of experimenting and
experiencing, rather than the sole reason for the activity. The pure joy of discovery and
taking an active part in learning is the main objective of ScienceArts.

ScienceArts appeals to the combination of the curiosity of science and the beauty of
art. Each art activity has a science concept inherent in its process. Science experiments
many times are filled with interesting and amazing reactions, effects, and results. Thus,
children are not only captured with the beauty and fun of the creation, but may also be
fascinated and surprised with the scientific components.

Each page of ScienceArts contains one recipe style experiment which includes simple
instructions, clear illustrations, and suggestions for variations or extensions to enhance
learning. Each is designed to be used by an individual child or by small groups of
children usually independently and sometimes with minimal adult help. Materials
needed for each experiment are commonly found in most homes or classrooms making
ScienceArts ideal for home or school use.

ScienceArts is simple to use. Each page contains a variety of information to assist the
reader in selecting an appropriate experiment. Icons on each page include age
guidelines, materials needed, seasonal suggestions, help needed, and authors' favorites.
Variations are included to extend the activity for new and enriching experiments.
Explanations of science concepts are also included to assist both children and adults in
understanding the connection between art and science.

Also included is a detailed Chart of Contents to assist in selecting appropriate
projects for specific needs and a Concept Index with explanations of new words and
scientific vocabulary. Two additional indexes provide a helpful way to find experiments
by materials on hand or by alphabetical listings. A detailed list of resource books is
included for those who wish to augment experiences in ScienceArts.

Every child loves to explore, experiment, and discover. ScienceArts builds on the
natural curiosity of each child while combining the beauty of art and the fascination of
science. Even those with a limited understanding of science will feel comfortable with
the activities in ScienceArts as they are delivered through the familiar forum of process
art.

Discover the beauty, the magic, the amazement, and the satisfaction of creating and
experiencing science through art and art through science.

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Table of Contents


CHART OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgements 5
Icon Definitions 6, 7
Chart of Contents 8-10
Introduction 11

Chapter 1: Water & Air 13

Wet Paint Design 14
Wet and Dry Painting 15
Invisible Designs 16
Water Painting 17
Oil & Water Painting 18
Oil Painting 19
Frost Plate 20
Frozen Paper 21
Cube Painting 22
Colored Ice Cubes 23
Rain Dancer 24
Chalk Float Design 25
Ice Structures 26
Ice & Salt Sculpture 27
Color Bottles 28
Bottle Fountain 29
Bottle Optics 30
Water Tube 31
Flowing Patterns 32
Paper Molds 33
Floating Sculpture 34
Clay Floats 35
Color Waves 36
Crystal Sparkle Dough 37
Straw Painting 38
Streamer Rings 39
WindChatcher 40
Windy Wrap 41
Wind Chime 42

Chapter 2: Light & Sight 43

Spinning Designs 44
Hidden Coloring 45
Secret Pictures 46
Stretch Picture 47
Dot Matrix Picture 48
Face Illusions 49
Tissue Color Mix 50
White Color Wheel 51
See It Cards 52
Shadow Time 53
Infinity Reflection 54
Mirror Painting 55
Overhead Outlines 56
Color and Shine 57
Slide Viewer 58
Slide Show 59
Silhouettes 60
Silhouette Show 61
Flashlight Patterns 62
Flashlight Reflections 63
Color Viewing Box 64
Real Camera 65
Star Window 66
Window Scene 67
Bubble Sculpture 68

Chapter 3: Motion & Energy 69

Shake Pictures 70
Paint Racing 71
Streak Spin 72
Twirling Rainbow 73
Moving Pets 74
Spoke Weaving 75
Marble Sculpture 76
Gear Sculpture 77
Paint Pendulum 78
Salt Pendulum 79
Polished Crayon 80
Crayon Creatures 81
Hot Sandpaper 82
Baked Drawing 83
Motor Car Print 84
Moon Scape 85
Balloon Decorations 86
Dancing Rabbits 87
Magnet Painting 88
Funny Faces 89
Metallic Design 90
Magnetic Stage Play 91
Magnetic Rubbing 92

Chapter 4: Reaction & Matter 93

Candle Coloring 94
White Resist 95
Immiscibles 96
Chromatography 97
Erupting Colors 98
The Volcano 99
Crystal Design 100
Crystal Paint 101
Crystal Bubbles 102
Crystal Needles 103
Crystal Ink 104
Plastic Milk 105
Marshmallow Tower 106
Building Beans 107
Spaghetti Painting 108
Sandpaper Designs 109
Invisible Paint 110
Magic Cabbage 111
Sculptured Pretzels 112

Chapter 5: Nature & Earth 113

Bark Rubbings 114
Shoe Polish Leaves 115
Nature Spray 116
Plant Imprints 117
Symmetry Prints 118
Sticky Pictures 119
Stencil Leaves 120
Tree Arts 121
Indoor Bird Tracks 122
Grass Patterns 123
Sand Drawings 124
Sand Garden 125
Dried Seaweed Print 126
Dried Arrangement 127
Nature Windows 128
Garden Sculpture 129
Food Paints 130
Home Paints 131
Sand Clay 132

Chapter 6: Resources & Index 133

Resource Books 134-5
Concept Index 136-7
Project Index 138
Materials Index 138-141
About the Authors 142

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2000

    Science Arts: Discovering Science through Art Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)

    These little science experiments turn out to be colorful, amazing art projects! They are like magic... all colors and shapes and surprises and amazing results. Kids really find this thrilling. Frozen bubbles? Chromatography? Erupting Colors? Dancing Rabbits? All this and more...adults can really have fun with this too. Great for ages 4-12.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2000

    A must have for primary teachers!

    This is an excellent book that incorporates 2 subjects.It has easy to use references, in which the experiments are broken down into materials used, medium explored, or the concept taught.Each activity is simple to set up and do, allowing the children maximum creativity and hands on exploration, using simple materials that are readily available. Each experiment is clearly explained in a paragraph with a scientific definition that you can either read to the children or include in a newsletter to the parents. Great ideas and lots of fun!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2000

    Science Arts: Discovering Science through Art Experiences (Bright Ideas for Learning)

    ScienceArts is a wonderful way to expose kids to science in an open, creative way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Science......

    Science roxks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2010

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    Gets Kids' Attention with Art and Science

    These 100 or so science experiments all have an art component, either becoming an art project, or employing unusual use of color or sparkle or something artistic and flashy. This is one of those books that boys love around the age of 7 or 8 especially. It's art with spark!! It will get kids' attention and be fun for everyone to do together. For example, I really like Chromatography on page 97, where colored paints or food coloring are absorbed through absorbent paper strips. But there's a surprise! The color pigments separate as they are absorbed and move up the paper, not acting like normal colors that kids are used to. Fascinating to kids, and really pretty to see. The book says : ScienceArts is a fun way for children to learn basic science concepts through easy art activities (or just enjoy the art!). I vote 5 stars for the kids that I know who love this.

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