This fascinating kit is ideal for adding excitement to an art, chemistry or general science class. This approach introduces students to practical applications of the use of scientific observation and reasoning. Students are presented with a “real” painting and a “forgery” in the styles of Claude Monet (impressionist), Vincent Van Gogh (post impressionist) and Jackson Pollack (abstractionist). Students use physical, chemical, and microscopic methods of analysis to determine which painting is original and which the forgery. These methods include testing forlead in paint, checking for fluorescence under ultraviolet light, and analyzing color to determine if they are mixed or layered.