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Good Vibrations


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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Good Vibrations

In this activity, learners create a sound visualizer from common materials to help see the vibrations created by sound. Sounds from a tone generator make salt dance on a vibrating balloon membrane. An accompanying video with Mr. O gives a simple explanation of sound and provides step-by step instructions on how to build the sound visualizer.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


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

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston, ©2011

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