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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 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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    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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    NISE Network
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    In this activity/demo about piezoelectricity, learners discover how some crystals produce electricity when squeezed. Learners investigate the history of piezoelectricity, how it's used, and...

    Over $20 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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    IEEE
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    In this activity, learners explore how musical instruments are engineered. Learners explore how mass manufacturing impacted the recorder, and then work in teams to design their own musical...

    $10 - $20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this activity, learners listen to songs and decode hidden messages based on the same principle as a modem. As a final challenge, learners decode the binary messages in a music video. This is an...

    free Ages 6 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    NOAA
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    In this activity, learners will listen to as many radio stations as possible to discover that AM radio signals can travel many hundreds of miles at night. Learners log the call signs, locations,...

    free Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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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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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    This lesson (on pages 15-24 of PDF) explores how sound is caused by vibrating objects. It explains that we hear by feeling vibrations passing through the air. Learners take part in several...

    $1 - $5 per group Ages 4 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    In this activity, learners build a musical drum using a cardboard tube, plastic wrap, and beads. Learners use a saw to cut the tube, a drill to make holes for a handle, and a hair dryer to seal...

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

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