Supporting Science Understanding with the CMA

E&I Program: 
Teacher Resource Center
Grade level : 
K to 12
Publication Date: 

These teacher materials prompt students to examine works of art in the museum in the context of their scientific properties, creation, and perception. Topics include the use of rocks and natural stones as materials, especially in Ancient Art, chemical effects in the stained glass work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, simple machines in the Armor Court weapons, the depiction of natural plant and animal forms and weather patterns.