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When you teeth clatter, they make quite the racket disproportionately to how much they actually sound to someone else. That's because your bones can transmit sound and with this Exploratorium Snack, you'll see how much sound can pass through your bones!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • A source of sound with a single, built-in speaker that is easy to reach, such as a radio or wind-up music box (for this Snack, sound makers such as boom boxes, with separated speakers, don’t always work well)
  • Earplugs
  • Sturdy plastic toothbrush with a solid plastic handle

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • The Brain and Nervous System
      • Skeleton
    • Human Senses and Perception
      • Hearing
  • Physical Sciences
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Volume and Density
    • Vibration and Waves
      • Wave Properties
      • Sound

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