The Art of Science:
Viewer Challenge Quiz
Watch Scientific American Frontiers Show 804: The Art of Science, and test your knowledge by answering these questions:
BEN FRANKLIN'S HARMONICA
- Why does Alan Alda have to wash his hands so carefully before playing the glass harmonica?
- Musician Thomas Bloch uses special spring water that contains __________ to improve contact between his fingers and the glass.
AARON THE ARTIST
- The movie Titanic takes computer-generated special effects into new territory with its digital:
- A "waveform" is a visual representation of:_____________
- Children beginning to draw follow a sequence that starts with a scribble. What do kids usually draw next?
- Harold Cohen has programmed information about which of the following into Aaron? (Choose two.)
- fashion designs
- range of colors
RETURNED TO GLORY
- What is unique about the role of the audience in The Brain Opera?
- The rhythm tree, digital baton and sensor chair are examples of:
- new bands.
- musical scores.
- notation systems.
- What does the original Shaw Memorial sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens portray?
- The restored sculpture seen in the story and exhibited at the National Gallery of Art is made of:
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