Paper Plate Education
Activity: Deep Field Art
Smear dark blue tempera paint, such as Rose Art® 3-in-1 Activity Paint, with your finger so the paint covers the entire flat portion of a foam plate. This type of paint interacts with the foam so that when dry the plate looks like a rich starfield against a dark sky. Imagine this is the view through a space telescope. Discuss what you might be "seeing" and compare it the the Hubble Deep Field.
Hubble Deep Field view taken by Hubble Space Telescope.
Image courtesy of Space Telescope Science Institute.
Contributed by Doris Forror.
GLPA Proceedings, 1999, p. 35.
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