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Coat Hanger Chimes


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Coat Hanger Chimes

In this physics activity (page 4 of the PDF), learners will--using nothing more than a coat hanger and some string--explore and understand sound energy and how it moves. Use this activity to explain and demonstrate vibration and why we hear sound.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Wire hangers
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Sturdy tabletop

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
    • 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

Other


Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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