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Audio Boggle: Make a Sound Track

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    Science Museum of Minnesota

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Audio Boggle: Make a Sound Track

Audio Boggle is an activity that lets you listen to a track (that you make yourself) and see what you can hear! To make a recording to use for Audio Boggle, you’ll need a microphone, a sound recorder, and a way to get the recordings onto a computer. Make a recording of a soundscape, or record individual sounds that are interesting and that people will probably be able to recognize. Edit your tracks using a sound editing program; Audacity is a good one and it’s free. Have two people listen to the tracks with earphones and an earphone splitter (this helps them hear the sounds better), and ask them to write down as many sounds as they can identify.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
2 to 4 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Game

English, Spanish

Materials List (per student)

  • a place where you can sit and listen to interesting sounds
  • Computer with Deck 3.5 or Audacity and a CD burner
  • microphone or sound recorder
  • Blank CDs
  • one set of earphones
  • earphone splitter


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
      • Perception
  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound

Informal Categories

  • Games
  • Music


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • hear
  • use keyboard
  • use mouse

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


Foreign language versions of this resource:

Components that are part of this resource:

Access Rights:

  • Free access


  • Youth Science Center, Youth Sound Crew

Funding Sources:

  • Harman International
  • National Science Foundation
  • NEC Foundation of America


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