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In this activity, learners will explore the ways natural materials can produce sounds. Appropriate for any age, learners can make individual music or create a symphony with others.
Break open that used musical toy and squish some Play-Doh over the circuit boards, and you will hear some weird and distorted sounds the manufacturer never intended!
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Music and Sound) is a full inquiry investigation into sound frequency.
Learners make bell bracelets, place them on their wrists or ankles, and then dance to the rhythms and sounds the bells make. Many cultures use ankle or wrist bells to make music during dancing.
In this activity related to music and sound vibrations, learners make a phonograph or record player out of simple materials. First, learners assemble the turntable, arm, and sound cone.
In this activity, early learners create paintings by making music and rhythm. Learners place paper in cans, add paint-soaked beans (or pebbles) and put the tops on.
Make a rattle-like musical instrument! Shake it, hit it, spin it any way you want to!
String Thing is an interactive online game in which learners change a virtual string's tension, length, and gauge to create different musical pitches.
In this activity, learners turn an ordinary metal coat-hanger into a (very quiet) musical instrument.
In this activity, you'll use a paper cup, a piece of cloth, and some string to make a musical instrument called a cuica (pronounced KWEE-kah).
In this quick activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Music and Sound), learners will construct an oboe-like instrument from a plastic drinking straw by cutting the end to split it into t
Put on a pair of gloves and be the conductor of your invisible orchestra!
In this activity, learners explore how musical instruments are engineered.
In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing tube zithers, stringed instruments from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
Learners design and create musical instruments from common objects; their challenge is to create an instrument that can make three different tones.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing a simple piano out of wood and craft sticks.
This hands-on activity shows you how to make a shaker -- a small instrument with a big sound! Fill it with beads or even pennies for a cool sound.
What's a Pickle-Oh? Two pieces of pickle on a stick are connected to a Pico Cricket (micro controller). When you slide the pickles apart the note changes.