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Two New Distance Learning Courses Connect Art to Science

Building Basics
Grades 5–8

Buildings are everywhere, from strong towering skyscrapers to precarious footbridges. But how do they work, and what keeps them standing? Students in this program will explore the structural properties and geometry of buildings through artwork from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s collection. They will be asked to get involved in discussion of the structures examined and will even have the exciting chance to engineer their own mini-structure with paper.

Bauhaus Sculptural Study. Eric Consemüller.

To register and for more information, please visit: http://goo.gl/cG3Kd

Weather, Weather Everywhere
Grades 4–7

This art-infused science program addresses earth science standards as students learn about the hydrologic cycle (water cycle), and its effect on cloud formation and weather. Students will also learn to identify different types of clouds, including cumulus, cumulonimbus, cirrus and stratus clouds, with help from artworks in the museum’s collection. In addition, students discover that artists were meticulous observers, and weather systems centuries ago were very similar to what we experience today. Discussion includes the water cycle, cloud formation, temperature and precipitation. There is also an optional “Cloud in a Bottle” interactivity during the program.

To register and for more information, please visit http://goo.gl/fe2EJ

 

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