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View Resource Art Institute of Chicago: Science, Art, and Technology

This fine exhibit and pedagogical tool was developed by the Art Institute of Chicago in order assist science teachers in their efforts to explore the relationship between science and art in a museum setting. Supported by a grant from the Polk Brothers Foundation, the various sections of the site reveal "how the scientific method is applied to the making, conserving, and exhibiting of art." The...

http://www.artic.edu/aic/education/sciarttech/
View Resource Two on Art and Science:

It's hard to see satellite pictures of the earth from a satellite without being taken aback by the beauty of it. While it may seem like an unlikely pairing, art and science have much in common. These two sites are good examples of the union. First, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is a news release on the AAAS galleries and the paintings by Marie Laurence...

https://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2004/0428artIntro.shtml
View Resource Ocean Flowers: Anna Atkins’s Cyanotypes of British Algae

In the middle of the 19th century, Anna Atkins wondered how she might be able to create accurate impressions of algae specimens. She was an amateur botanist who was primarily interested in the art and science of taxonomy and scientific illustration. After a long period of experimentation, she came up with the idea of using an existing blueprinting process to create the multiple copies that would...

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/photographs-...
View Resource Science, Art and Technology

The Art Institute of Chicago's education section of their website "began as a year-long course offered to Chicago Public School science teachers interested in exploring the relationship between science and art within a museum setting." The website has six different lessons encompassing several different scientific disciplines, including "Art and Astronomy", "Perception, Light, and Color", and "The...

http://www.artic.edu/aic/education/sciarttech/