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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. The "What's going on" section connects sound production in animals and how animals use sounds. Caution: sounds produced can be quite loud and grating.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Paper Cup
  • One toothpick
  • 12 inches of string


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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