12 Ways to Integrate Science and Art

My 13 Art and Math Projects for Kids post has been doing pretty well on my site lately, so I decided to keep the art integration going with Science! Check out these awesome ways to teach science using art below.

The Art Curator for Kids - 12 Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Science and Art Activities

There are tons of projects out there online that integrate art and science, but the science is mixing a sensory goop. Those are so fun, but I left them out for this collection. I only choose science and art activities which teach specific science concepts as this post is about teaching science using art rather than teaching art using science.

Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences - Science and Art ActivitiesBefore reading on, check out this book by MaryAnn Kohl, Science Arts: Discovering Science Through Art Experiences. I love her books and have several of them (but not this one! I need to remedy that.) If you like the science and art activities below, I’m sure this book won’t disappoint! This is an affiliate link which helps financially support this website. Thank you for your support!

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Rainbow Paper Color Science for Kids by The Science Kiddo - Science and Art ActivitiesThis is so cool! I almost stopped writing this post to go try this with my kids. Basically, you use clear nail polish, water, and paper to capture rainbows on paper. So neat! You could use this as a great little activity to help explain to children how rainbows exist.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - The Art & Science of Leaf Rubbings by Edventures with Kids - Science and Art Activities

Texture rubbing is a staple in the art classroom, and I like how Jacquie incorporated the science of trees with her kids. I know I will definitely be using this activity in my homeschool!

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science- Leaf Relief by Cassie Stephens - Science and Art Activities

While we are talking about leaves, check out this project. It is pretty freaking amazing. It does require a little heavier involvement with the teacher, but the results are so beautiful! This definitely takes leaf printing to the next level.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Exploring Absorption with Watercolors on a Texture Board by Fun at Home with Kids - Science and Art ActivitiesI love this project exploring the different absorptive qualities of different materials. This is a great way for the child to experiment and describe their observations!

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Art & Science for Kids Watercolors & Oil by Babble Dabble Do - Science and Art ActivitiesTeach your kids that oil and water don’t mix with this fun project with a gorgeous end result!

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Sweet Science – The Study Of Seed Crystals Growth (Rock Candy) by Fancy Shanty - Science and Art ActivitiesI love posts that make me want to drop everything and do the activity. This is one of those! I love this. Stacey and her boys made crystals/rock candy. It looks like a lot of fun. She added some cool color experiments at the end which give it an art twist.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Explore Nebulae Through Art by Mosswood Connections - Science and Art ActivitiesThis is a fun little miniature project where the kids make nebulae out of glue and liquid watercolor. They also provide some links to learn more about nebulae at the bottom of the post.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Exploring Sunography Making Sun Prints by In the Playroom - Science and Art ActivitiesYesss! I love sun prints. So fun. So learning about stuff. That’s really all I have to say about that. Just make some. It’s neat.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Flower Petal Fingerpaint by The Chaos and the Clutter - Science and Art ActivitiesLove. This. So. Much. This is a science, art, history extravaganza, and it’s fabulous. Sharla and her kids took flowers and made paint from them. I would probably use this more in an art history lesson rather than science perhaps studying textiles from South America or something like that, but however you teach it, it is such a great activity.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Exploring Sound Making a Kazoo by Buggy and Buddy - Science and Art ActivitiesMake a musical instrument and learn about the science of sound. I love how the blogger included discussion questions and scripted out some things to say when you do the activity with your kids. Helpful!

The Art Curator for Kids - Great Wave Off Kanagawa - Science and Art Activities

Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, c. 1829-32

This is one of my favorite artworks. I’ve always loved it! In this post, Mia at Pragmatic Mom shares some great books and resources about the artwork and also describes how to use this artwork to teach about the science of Tsunamis. I’ve written about this artwork and others like it on my post of Japanese ukiyo-e prints as well as my Japanese prints Montessori-inspired lesson for kids.

The Art Curator for Kids - Ways to Integrate Art and Science - Jupiter Art and Science Lesson by Adventures in MommydomIn this project, students make a watercolor painting of Jupiter. I love how Ticia at Adventures in Mommydom teaches the science as the project goes on–the gas storms, why Jupiter has a red spot, Jupiter’s moons, etc. She also has a cool science project idea for Jupiter in a later post as well.

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