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Patterns and Relationships: Here, There & Everywhere
In this math activity, learners use a variety of sensory modalities to gain experiences with identifying, describing and creating repeating patterns.
Sound CharadesAdd to list Details
In this game, learners create flash cards with an image on one side (of an animal, for example) and the sound that animal makes on the other.
MatracaAdd to list Details
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.
The Straw Flute
In this is activity about sound and vibration, learners create their own 'flutes' with drinking straws, then investigate how changing the length of the straw affects the sounds that are produced.
Make MaracasAdd to list Details
Make a rattle-like musical instrument! Shake it, hit it, spin it any way you want to!
Straw Oboe: Two lips make soundAdd to list Details
Oboes's unique sound originates from the two small reeds a musician blows into. Make your own double reed instrument out of straw!
Audio Boggle: Make a Sound TrackAdd to list Details
Audio Boggle is an activity that lets you listen to a track (that you make yourself) and see what you can hear!
Making Music in Nature
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.
Buzzing BeeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that buzzes when you swing it.
Build a Bell BraceletAdd to list Details
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.
Bee HummerAdd to list Details
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.
Pickle-oh!: Musical Pickle InstrumentAdd to list Details
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.
Double HornAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own instruments using PVC pipes, soda bottles, and a straw.
CanjoAdd to list Details
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.
What's the Buzz?
In this activity, learners construct a playable kazoo from inexpensive materials. They will experience how vibration creates sound waves and music.
MetallophoneAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument using some metal pipes, rubber bands, and a baseboard.
Drinking Straw Oboe
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
Falling RhythmAdd to list Details
Listen to the beat of gravity. By taking two strings with weights tied to them at different, yet uniform intervals, you can hear the uniformity (and rhythm) of gravity's accelerating pull.
Make Your Own RainstickAdd to list Details
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.