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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing their very own banjo out of a coffee can. Learners experiment with the canjo to change the instrument's pitch and timbre.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners use common household items to build musical instruments. This lesson guide includes step-by-step instructions for building five instruments: a torsion drum; buzzer;...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
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    Learners design and create musical instruments from common objects; their challenge is to create an instrument that can make three different tones. They investigate how energy is transferred from...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This is a perfect summertime lunch activity! Pico Cricket is required (micro controller). First, get a bunch of cut up fruit, line them up, then plug a piece of fruit with a Pico Cricket sensor...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - adult 45 to 60 minutes
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    Twin Cities Public Television
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    This activity (on page 2 of the PDF) is a full inquiry investigation into sound frequency. Groups of learners will use an electronic keyboard (if one is available) to identify which note on the...

    $5 - $10 per group Ages 8 - 14 1 to 2 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    This activity requires a Pico Cricket (tiny computer). Learners work on designing and building a sound sensor out of household materials, like plastic wrap and cardboard. This will connect with the...

    Over $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 2 to 4 hours
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    In this activity, learners explore electricity and conductivity to find that many things conduct electricity including copper, pencil lead, fruit, play-doh, and even people! Learners set up a...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners make an instrument that sounds like a turkey. Their fingers rub on the string and the cup amplifies the vibrations, producing sound. Learners experiment to make various sounds.

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing tube zithers, stringed instruments from Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Use this activity to demonstrate principles of sound including...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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    Science Museum of Minnesota
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    Make a one-string "guitar" by stringing a cup with some fishing line. You amplify the plucking of the string by placing a piezo contact microphone and mini battery powered amplifier...

    $5 - $10 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours

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