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Final Project Ideas

For the past two months, we have explored extensively upon the relationship between arts and various aspects of science. The most memorable one was the zodiac animals in science. Last week, after hearing about how different types of model organisms are vital for scientific and medical advancements, I was inspired to further explore art specifically within the field of medicine. 


Sounds in Nature

In this week’s lecture, we learned about different types of rhythms, sounds, and frequencies within our body. We explored topics like the circadian rhythm, brain waves, heart rhythm, and sound frequencies that we could hear. Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that are part of the body’s internal clock that runs in the background for our essential functions and processes.

Connection of Week 1-4 Lectures

In the first week, we learned about pencil and graphite drawing. We were asked to turn off all the electronic devices and composed an art with simply pencil and paper. We learned about the composition of pencil and how the lead part is actually composed of graphite, which are layers of carbon sheets. Then I think about different carbon allotropes like diamond and amorphous carbon.

Mycelium Exploration

Over the weekend, I decided to go on a walk to a nearby hill and explore wild mushrooms. Unfortunately, the weather was dry and sunny, which is unsuitable for fungi to thrive. Therefore I decided to go to the supermarket for the mushroom hunt while listening to the “Sound Walk Audio.”

Natural Dyeing with Invasive Plants

As an amateur baker, I am not unfamiliar with the idea of dyeing. When I bake breads and cupcakes for special occasions, I always add food dye to make the product more visually appealing. When I want my chiffon cake to look springlike and floral, I will swirl a hint of red dragon fruit extract into the mix. For the St.

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