All Cross-curriculum articles – Page 5

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    Making marbled paper

    In this practical, students create a marble effect on paper, using their knowledge of mixtures and hydrophobic solutions to explain the phenomena. Also, students use their evaluating skills to determine which method produces the best result.

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    Measure the speed of light

    In this experiment, students report their findings when bread, covered in butter, is placed in a microwave without the turning plate. They also use their data to calculate the speed of light.

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    Tie dye milk

    This investigation looks at the topic of surface tension in a colourful way, where students create a tie dye effect with milk, water, washing up liquid and food colouring.

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    Water drop art

    In this practical, students observe and report what happens when water is placed on waxed paper, and a splint or toothpick is positioned close to the droplets.

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    Ancient inks

    In this practical, students use methods which have been used for centuries to produce inks.

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    Making and using blueprint paper

    Blueprints use the cyanotype process invented by the astronomer John Herschel in 1842. In this experiment you will carry out an experiment to produce blueprint paper and produce an image or diagram using the blueprint paper. 

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    Restoration of Minoan paintings: Imitation or reproduction?

    Minoan art tells of a people who were keen observers of their world, in touch with the environment and enjoying the world they lived in.

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    Greek art theory influences future art

    Here we look at how the influences on Ancient Greek art, including the importance, and what is meant by, the Goldern Ratio.

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    Egyptian blue

    The Egyptians sought a permanent blue pigment to depict their royalty and gods with the necessary reverence. Here we look at how the Egyptian achieved a blue pigment that didn’t degrade over time.

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    Egyptian myths

    The Egyptians developed a world view in which events and conditions were attributed to the actions of multiple, related gods and goddesses. Here are some of those stories.

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    Egyptian materials and pigments

    Ancient Egyptian artists are known for developing a wider range of materials for their art.This resource looks at the pigments and materials the Egyptians used to create their art.

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    Principles of Egyptian art

    Understanding Egyptian art lies in appreciating what it was created for. Ancient Egyptian art must be viewed from the standpoint of the ancient Egyptians not from our viewpoint. Here we explore the basis of Egyptian art.

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    Conservation of Egyptian art

    The ethical questions of whether ancient works of art should be be conservered or restored are investigated with this resource.

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    Egyptian art

    To understand and appreciate Egyptian art one must look at the beginnings of art in Egypt and how it developed, for in that development lay the roots of many ideas and techniques. This resources explores this development.

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    Defining the age of a rock or cave painting

    Discover how it is possible to date rock and cave paintings, using science.

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    Dangers to cave art

    How can cave art be damaged?

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    Style in cave paintings

    How does the style of cave art change around the world?

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    Cave art history

    Cave paintings and drawings were the first uses of art in prehistoric times. Here we look at the these artistic interpretations of the world by Homo sapiens.

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    Journal articles made easy: A modern pigment

    2015-08-11T14:36:00Z

    This article discusses the properties of a paint pigment, manganese blue, and defines a method to map the presence of the pigment in works of art. It will help you understand the research the journal article is based on, and how to read and understand journal articles. The research article ...

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    Journal articles made easy: Detect strep throat

    2015-07-14T14:17:55Z

    This article looks at detecting strep throat bacterium using touch spray mass spectrometry. It will help you understand the research the journal article is based on, and how to read and understand journal articles. The research article was originally published in our Analyst journal. Strep throat spotted in secondsDetection of ...