Fifth graders at Ocean Avenue Elementary School recently wrapped up a Side x Side program led by teaching artist Anne Ackerman and integrated with a science unit on matter. During the program, students experimented with three different art mediums (chromatography, suminagashi paper, and wax resist) to help understand solutions, their components, and how they interact. The final art pieces were assembled into circles to represent particles and molecules as part of a large wall installation. Text boxes written by students helped explain the reasons why materials acted as they did. The program culminated with a gallery walk to share the student work with family and the school community.