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In this activity, learners explore what happens when polarized white light passes through a sugar solution.
In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel.
In this activity, the learner will experiment with the physics of sound production while making a sound making toy. The activity includes a video with step by step instructions.
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.
In this activity, learners observe what happens when they give a light source like a neon glow lamp a "Bronx Cheer." The lights appear to wiggle back and forth and flicker when learners blow air throu
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 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.
Oboes's unique sound originates from the two small reeds a musician blows into. Make your own double reed instrument out of straw!
Make your own simple speaker so you can listen to your favorite radio station. Just wind a coil, attach it to a piece of cardboard or Styrofoam, hold a magnet nearby, and listen.
In this activity, learners will create a speaker using a paper cup, magnet, and enameled wire. Also included in this activity is a Mr.
Make a hilarious honker! Fasten a piece of string through a hole in the end of a plastic cup and discover the hilarious sounds you can make.
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.
In this activity, learners use sound to figure out, or infer, the position of objects. Learners create a maze inside a shoebox with blocks of wood.
This activity guide includes instructions on how to build a "Shake Table" by mounting an eccentric mass (off center) on the shaft of a small dc motor.
In this activity, learners experiment with their voices and noisemakers to understand the connections between vibrations and the sounds created by those vibrations.
In this outdoor activity and/or field trip, learners investigate the behavior of hopping animals.
This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard.