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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 quick activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Extreme Sounds) about sound vibrations, learners will investigate which small objects, such as coins, hex nuts, or marbles, produce t
In this activity, learners will explore how the voice works and feel the vibrations produced by vocal cords.
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.
In this activity, learners create a xylophone by filling glasses with different amounts of water and tapping them with a metal spoon.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that buzzes when you swing it.
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 two part activity, learners work in pairs or individually to discover how vectoring the thrust from a jet engine affects movement of an airplane.
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
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.
In this activity, learners construct wands that play different notes depending on information from light sensors programmed via a PICO Cricket.
With a straw, two craft sticks, and some rubber bands, construct a noisemaker called a Sound Sandwich and explore how vibration produces sound.
In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing tube zithers, stringed instruments from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.
In this activity (page 87 of the PDF), learners move their bodies to better understand the three axes of rotation: pitch, roll and yaw.
In this activity (page 89 of the PDF), learners compare and contrast pitch and roll motions by using a Magic Carpet maze similar to one that was used for Neurolab investigations about microgravity.