What was Monet trying to accomplish with his painting? What is St. Elmo’s Fire? Which artists are thought to have used a camera obscura and why? If you’re interested in these fascinating questions, you’ll love digging into these two activities.
Great for filler, but hardly busywork, these investigations will have students looking into some of the art and history that connect with their study of light.
SOME OF THE SKILLS AND TASKS INVOLVED:
• Research of historical inventions and discoveries
• Close picture study of famous artwork
This subunit is part of a complete unit, titled, Light, Optics, & Color and can be seen here:
Complete Light Unit on TpT
To see companion curricular pieces click here:
TpT Store Light & Color Category
Extensive teacher notes address the many questions that come up. You shouldn’t have to do outside research on this topic unless you want to. Answer keys is given for the historical questions.
About 20 minutes for each of the two activities.