Galileo - Art and Science of the Cosmos
|Artist or Art Form||Galileo - Art and Science of the Cosmos|
|Project Type||Oil Pastels|
|Date of Presentation||1/21/00|
Books: Peter Sis – Starry Messenger, Isack Asimov – Space Answer Book.
Other: Lots of pictures and posters of space, stars, solar systems, and small telescope and star projector from home
Description: Children peeked through telescopes, viewed constellations through star projector, and examined cosmic pictures. Drew their version of the cosmos.
Materials: Blue or black paper, oil pastels, and milky pens
Presentation Time: 1.25 hr
art v. science and how they overlap. Describe
Galileo’s life and work; particularly illustrations.
Asked them to observe as if they were Galileo and then illustrate.
The universe: 15 billion years old, 90 billion trillion miles across
The sun: 5 billion yrs old, 93 million miles from earth
Galileo: Famous Italian scientist. Born 1564. Observed the sky and concluded the sun was at the center of our solar system. Wrote and illustrated Starry Messenger
Let’s look at telescopes, the night sky, and make our own pictures!
Books you can read: Isaac Asimov’s Great Space Mysteries, Peter Sis – Starry Messenger
|Comments||Wonderful – it was very interactive; an interesting discussion. The artwork was varied, beautiful and colorful! Great way to intermingle curriculum with art and still focus on a particular artist. We’ll use the cosmos as a theme throughout|
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