Science + Art = TONS of Fun!

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Several classes got to take part in this science-meets-art painting experiment and the experience was wildly successful. In all of my years of teaching, few projects got as many praises and cheers as this one.

Students added drops of watercolor paint to their paper and then lifted and tilted their paper around to get those drops of paint to travel. The slower they had their paint move, the more control they had over the outcome.

The excitement kicked in when the watercolor paint (** water is cohesive by nature – which means that it likes to stick to itself) ran into another, already laid “track” of paint, and it began traveling along that same path, blending it’s colors together.

Take a look at some of the beautiful finished pieces:

 

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