Science and Art Teacher Guides
Discover how to integrate science and American art into your classroom
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s educational materials are free for your use. Teacher Guides are downloadable PDFs, listed with corresponding standards and grade levels for your convenience.
Art and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
How do museum conservators apply science to analyze the condition of an artwork?
This lesson will help students understand applications of electromagnetic radiation in art conservation.
Primary Subject and Grade: 9-12 Science
Secondary Subject and Grade: 9-12 Visual Arts
Components: Lesson Plan, images, Student Activities
Standards: Science: 9-12.5 Science and Technology; 9-12.6 Personal and Social Perspective.
Visual Arts: K–12.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines.