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by Tomecek, Steve. Series: Experimenting with everyday science Published by : Chelsea House Publishers, (New York :) Physical details: 174 p. : col. ill. ISBN:9781438133492; 1438133492; 9781604131680; 1604131680. Year: 2010
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List(s) this item appears in: Grade 7 Science | Grade 10 Academic Science | Grade 10 Applied Science
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 166-167) and index.

Science and the origin of art: Experiment 1 : testing the properties of wood ; Experiment 2 : testing the properties of rocks ; Experiment 3 : testing the properties of sediment ; Experiment 4 : testing stress on metal ; Experiment 5 : creating primitive pigments ; Experiment 6 : making paper --Light and color: Experiment 7 : making shadows ; Experiment 8 : separating and blending colors of light ; Experiment 9 : how light affects pigments ; Experiment 10 : mixing pigments ; Experiment 11 : separating pigments --Capturing images: Experiment 12 : diffuse vs. regular reflection ; Experiment 13 : exploring symmetry ; Experiment 14 : maintaining proportions at a distance ; Experiment 15 : how image depth affects perspective ; Experiment 16 : refracting and focusing light ; Experiment 17 : how a camera obscura works --The art of architecture: Experiment 18 : building a stable brick wall ; Experiment 19 : building pyramids ; Experiment 20 : how column shape affects weight support ; Experiment 21 : how tension and compression affect a beam --Spanning the globe: Experiment 22 : how an arch supports a load ; Experiment 23 : triangular supports ; Experiment 24 : how bridge shape affects supported load ; Experiment 25 : spreading the weight in a building's foundation --What the future holds.

Examines some of the scientific principles involved in sculpture, painting, photography, and architecture, and provides scientific activities and experiments that demonstrate those principles.

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