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Musical Coat Hangers


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    New York Hall of Science

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Musical Coat Hangers

Discover how sound travels and what materials make better sound conductors. Can you hear better with your fingers in your ears? Find out with a coat hanger and some string! [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org. Activity write-up only, images are unavailable.]

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Wire coat hanger
  • Cotton thread or string

Subjects


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

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • TryScience

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Questacon National Science and Technology Centre,

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