Art Forgery 10-524
Target Grades: 6-14
Add excitement to art, chemistry, or general science classrooms. Students use scientific observation and reasoning as they master the techniques used to distinguish original paintings from forgeries. They are presented with “real” and “forged” paintings in the styles of Monet, Van Gogh, and Pollack and asked to determine which are original. To determine this, they test for lead in the paint, check for fluorescence under UV light, and analyze paint colors to determine if they are mixed or layered. Required, but not included: UV lamp, 30 small test tubes with stoppers, distilled water, spatulas and match books. Contains lead nitrate and potassium chromate. Designed for 24 students working in six groups of four. Meets national standards for grades 6-12.
Scope of Delivery • Instructor Manual • Student Data Sheets • MSDS • Single Edge Razor Blades • Magnifying Lenses • Paraffin Cubes • Pipets • 6 Pairs of Paintings • Emply Dropper Bottles w/ Caps • Lead Nitrate Solution • Potassium Chromate Solution