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In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel.
In this activity, learners explore how musical instruments are engineered.
Make a rattle-like musical instrument! Shake it, hit it, spin it any way you want to!
In this activity, learners construct drums out of everyday containers (like bowls or food containers) and shrink wrap. Learners use a hair dryer to affix and tighten the shrink wrap to the container.
In this activity, learners make some music by constructing a kazoo out of a simple plastic drinking straw. Use this activity to explore sound, vibrations, and music.
Oboes's unique sound originates from the two small reeds a musician blows into. Make your own double reed instrument out of straw!
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.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that buzzes when you swing it.
In this activity, learners investigate sound and vibration by making a "bee hummer"--a toy that sounds like a swarm of buzzing bees when you spin it around.
This activity provides step-by-step instructions on how to build a rain stick, a musical instrument originating in South America.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own instruments using PVC pipes, soda bottles, and a straw.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own banjo out of a coffee can. Learners experiment with the canjo to change the instrument's pitch and timbre.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument using some metal pipes, rubber bands, and a baseboard.
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
In this activity, leaners build their very own rainsticks, an instrument filled with pebbles and seeds that create sounds like falling rain. Save costs by using material found around the home.
Learners build pan pipes out of drinking straws by cutting them to different lengths. Then, learners make music by blowing across the straws and playing some well-known songs.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Music and Sound) is a full inquiry investigation into sound frequency.
In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune.
Create an instrument that you don't play--you just listen to it through tubes of various lengths.