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The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

E&I Program: 
Distance Learning
Discipline(s): 
Grade level : 
4 to 6

In these teacher materials, students discover how textiles from many cultures and historical periods acquire their color.  Topics include an introduction to natural and synthetic dyes and a brief look at the way our eyes perceive color from pigment. Throughout the videoconference students participate in interactivities such as experimenting with color application from plant, animal and mineral sources, discussion and embedded evaluation using a Viewing Guide.