Exploring Liquids & Solids with Paints

Exploring Liquids & Solids with Paints

Students use three different kind of paints to create original art works. They explore paint as both liquid and solid (powder paint), and introducing solids into the paint (salt, sand, and straw). Students also get an introduction to the mixing of primary colors to make secondary colors.This unit was originally taught as an extension of the FOSS science unit on Liquids and Solids.

Grade 1
Content Area Science
Key Benchmark SC 1.6.1: Identify solids, liquids, and gases and their basic properties

Art Form Visual Arts
Art Benchmark FA 1.1.1: Use various types of art media
School Year 2005-2006
Artist Anita Broennimann
Unit Plan
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Assessment Observation (Art); Questioning (Science)See PDF file for details.:



Lesson Plans


1 Exploring Liquids & Solids with Tempera Paint

Students watch powder paint (a solid) become liquid with the addition of water. They mix primary colors to make secondary colors and paint a still life.

2 Exploring Liquids & Solids with Watercolor Paint

Students introduce salt into shapes painted with watercolors and see what happens. They can observe salt crystals when the painting dries.

3 Exploring Liquids & Solids with Acrylic Paint

Students introduce solids into acrylic paint. Students make an imaginary seascape, using sand and straw to create texture.



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Lesson 1 - Exploring with Tempera Paint
Lesson 1 - Exploring with Tempera Paint
Exploring liquids and solids with watercolor paint
Lesson 3 - Exploring with Acrylic Paint
Lesson 3 - Exploring with Acrylic Paint
Lesson 3 - Exploring with Acrylic Paint
Lesson 3 - Exploring with Acrylic Paint