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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.

Kit Contains:
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