Fighting Corrosion to Save an Ancient Greek Bronze (Intermediate Level)


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Students study an ancient bronze statue, analyze its pose, and
discover how conservators remove and prevent corrosion. They learn
that the bronze used to make this sculpture is an alloy of copper
and tin with small amounts of other elements. They use the periodic
table to research the chemical formulas of compounds used to make
bronze. Students compare conservation techniques in two ancient
bronze objects.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 8

    Topics: Science, Visual Arts & Performing Arts

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