Fine Arts

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GPS: Music and Sound

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Maxine and Hannah caught the Omni Theater movie "STOMP: Worldbeat" at the Science Museum of Minnesota. STOMP is a musical group that finds rhythm everywhere. They make music with anything and everything from drumming barrels to sweeping brooms. STOMP not only had them tapping their feet, it inspired an important science question. Maxine and Hannah are curious: how can they make their own musical instruments from simple objects? SciGirls en Espa&ntilde:ola video version and bilingual lesson plans are available under support materials.

DIY: How to Walk a Tightrope

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In this presentation, Big Apple Circus performer Sara Schwarz shows students interested in the art of tightrope walking how to get started. She discusses daily routines, balance-optimizing exercises, the physics involved in successfully walking the tightrope, and the dedication required to master this art.

Teachable Moment: Chroma Key | Fast Forward

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Also known as “Green Screen,” Chroma Key isn’t just used by TV weather people. It’s also a great tool for creating special effects in movies and television shows.

Fox Theatre | Fast Forward

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What makes the fabulous Fox Theatre so fabulous? Great question! And that’s just what we ask the folks who work at the Fox. They answer by giving us an exclusive backstage tour, as well as an on-stage tour, and even an under-the-stage tour. And we tell the “theatrical” story as you’d expect—in 3 acts. By the way, it turns out that part of what makes the Fox so fabulous is their air-conditioning system and their LED lights, both of which we cover in our Teachable Moments.

Teachable Moment: Prosthetics | Fast Forward

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One of the keys for creating zombie illusions is the use of prosthetics. We find out what they are, and how they’re used in television.

Teachable Moment: Lighting | Fast Forward

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We again focus on technology, this time comparing incandescent lighting to LED lighting. This Teachable Moment explains how each works, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.