The Art and Science of Light: An Interdisciplinary Experience

  • July 11, 2011
  • By a2ru      
This paper describes the author’s experience of designing and teaching an interdisciplinary course titled “Light”, in collaboration with a visual artist.


 

From the Journal of Chemical Education:

This paper describes the author’s experience of designing and teaching an interdisciplinary course titled “Light,” in collaboration with a visual artist. The goals of the course, texts used, laboratory work, art studio work, and other course activities are discussed with an emphasis on how light was used as a theme to make connections between science (chemistry in particular) and art. Student investigations of cross-cultural celebrations of light and their interdisciplinary independent projects are also presented. A sample lab, describing the use of visual approaches to help artistically inclined students learn scientific concepts, is discussed in detail.

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Bopegedera, A.M.R.P. “The Art and Science of Light. An Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Experience.” Journal of Chemical Education 82 (2005): 55