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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a traditional handicraft toy that illustrates a motion commonly associated with violins and earthquakes. This motion has a certain frequency and stays at the...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 45 to 60 minutes
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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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    WGBH
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    In this design challenge activity, learners build a four-stringed instrument that can play a tune. This lesson plan includes information on sound energy and pitch and the design process, as well as...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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    In this activity, learners create a traditional Mexican noisemaker (a matraca) using cardboard, craft sticks, and a wooden dowel. Use this activity to introduce learners to musical instruments,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    In this activity, learners build a cuica or chirping bird using straw, string, and a bottle cap. Use this activity to explore the interplay of motion and sound.

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners explore sound by constructing a simple piano out of wood and craft sticks. Use this activity to demonstrate principles of sound including vibration, pitch, tone,...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners create a xylophone by filling glasses with different amounts of water and tapping them with a metal spoon. This classic instrument is embedded in a training course for...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a slide whistle using PVC pipe, bamboo skewer, and piece of foam. Construction of the instrument is relatively simple. Learners will experiment making sounds and...

    $1 - $5 per student Ages 6 - 18 10 to 30 minutes

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