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Hilarious Honker


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Hilarious Honker

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. Find out how the length, tautness and wetness of the string affect sound vibrations.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • One large paper or lightweight plastic cup (you can reuse one from a fast food restaurant)
  • 2 pieces of string, each 24 inches long
  • Paper clip
  • Ruler
  • Nail or pen/pencil
  • Cellophane tape
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Rice
  • 1 tsp Popcorn
  • 1 tsp Dry cereal

Subjects


  • Physical Sciences
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Sound

Informal Categories


  • Music

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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  • TryScience

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  • All Rights Reserved, TryScience/New York Hall of Science, or are licensed or otherwise published by the New York Hall of Science with the permission of the owner of the material., ©1999

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