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"'71 Barracuda Front End Facelift Concept," 1968, Donald Hood, American; crayon, gouache, ink, felt marker, prismacolor, pastel on vellum. Collection of Robert L. Edwards and Julie Hyde-Edwards.

From Idea to Production: Transportation Design

Through a variety of experiences, students will be able to develop an understanding of Transportation Design and the Design Thinking Process.
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"'61 Pontiac Catalina vs. Aerodynamic Streamlined Sedan," 1959, William Porter, American; prismacolor on vellum. Collection of Bill and Patsy Porter.

Think Like an Engineer

In this STEAM lesson, students are immersed in a world of Transportation Design as they use the Design Thinking Process to create their own vehicle prototype out of everyday materials.
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DIA Conservator Aaron Steele using an imaging device on Bruegel's "The Wedding Dance"

Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed Educator Resource: The Electromagnetic Spectrum

In this lesson, students learn about the EMS and apply their skills using special exhibition Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed.  
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DIA Conservator working on Bruegel's "The Wedding Dance"

Scientific Inquiry: Behind the Scenes of Bruegel’s “The Wedding Dance” Revealed

What happens behind closed doors at the DIA? Using the Bruegel's “The Wedding Dance” Revealed exhibit, students explore the work of DIA conservation professionals and how they unraveled the mysteries behind Bruegel’s famous piece using observation, scientific inquiry, and scientific instruments.
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Scene from "The Tale of Genji": from the chapter "The Maiden", between 1650 and 1700

Lessons from Asian Art: Material World

Through a variety of classroom and museum experiences, middle school students will apply their scientific inquiry skills to investigate different artistic mediums in order to discover how artists have applied various tools and technology in the transformation of raw materials into works of art. 
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