If you can’t visit the Everhart with your class, the Museum can come to you!
Everhart Museum on the Road! Offers a series of outreach programs inspired by our temporary and permanent exhibits lead by professional museum staff and guest educators.
The Museum on the Road program reflects the Museum’s growing interest in STEM to STEAM (http://stemtosteam.org/)
the RISD-led initiative to add Art and Design to the national agenda of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and research in America. STEM + Art = STEAM. The goal is to foster the true innovation that comes with combining the mind of a scientist or technologist with that of an artist or designer.
Type of Program: Assembly
Grade Levels: 2nd-6th
Date(s): By appointment
Time: 90-minute presentation
Fee: $600 – Schools within Lackawanna County;
$600 + mileage – Schools outside of Lackawanna County;
Free – schools who participate in our EITC program (on a first come, first served basis)
Maximum number of assemblies per day: 1
*Mileage fees added to costs of the program for districts outside of Lackawanna County. Discounts are negotiable for multiple day bookings. This program is supported by EITC.
2019 On the Road- “The Science of Color”
Where does color come from? How do we see color? How are colors made? What can color tell us? Students will learn about the science of color through a series of hands-on investigations.
Station 1: Discovery of Natural Pigment (Art and Science)
Students will discover how paint can be made by using natural pigment found in rocks and minerals. They will make three different types of paint from natural pigment, and will experiment with each paint.
Station 2: Using Technology in Art Conservation (Science and Technology)
This station will investigate how Fluorescence reacts to different types of invisible lights in rocks and minerals. Students will investigate how art conservators use UV light to uncover decades of restoration and previously used pigments in paintings.
Station 3: Colors of Light (Science and Technology)
In this station, students will have the opportunity to discover the colors of light. During this visually interactive presentation, participants will investigate the color theory of light, as well as the inner-workings of the human eye.
Station 4: Color Theory and Color Mixing (Math and Art)
At this station, students will explore using fractions to mix primary colors to develop secondary colors. Artists use a color wheel to identify colors and mix pigments. Students will learn that equal parts (fractions) of pigments are combined to make “whole” new colors.
Station 5: Color as an Identifier (Science)
At this station, students will experiment with the color changing effects of chemical reactions. A mini lesson on acids, bases, and the pH scale will prepare students to make predictions about how our special indicator will change the colors of common household liquids.