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Buzzing Bee


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Buzzing Bee

In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing an instrument toy that buzzes when you swing it. Use this activity to examine elements of sound including waves, vibrations, tone, pitch, frequency, and volume. [Activity is publicly available through a web crawler capture on Archive.org.]

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 craft stick or tongue depresser
  • 2 small pieces of cardboard
  • 1 folder
  • 1 rubber band
  • string
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

Subjects


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

Informal Categories


  • Arts and Crafts
  • Music
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • hear
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Fresno Community Science Workshop

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Fresno Community Science Workshop, ©2012

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